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ARMY TM 11-5855-306-23&P

MARINE CORPS 10271A-23&P/2


TECHNICAL MANUAL
UNIT AND DIRECT SUPPORT
MAINTENANCE MANUAL INCLUDING
REPAIR PARTS AND SPECIAL TOOLS LIST
MONOCULAR NIGHT VISION DEVICE (MNVD)
AN/PVS-14
(NSN 5855-01-432-0524) (EIC: N/A)

Introduction, page 1-1

Equipment Description and Data, page 1-9

Preventive Maintenance Checks and Services, page 2-3

Image Intensifier Inspection Criteria, page 2-3

Unit Troubleshooting, page 2-3

Unit Maintenance Procedures, page 2-4

Direct Support Servicing, page 3-2

Direct Support Troubleshooting, page 3-3

Direct Support Maintenance Procedures, page 3-20

DISTRIBUTION STATEMENT C. Distribution authorized to U.S. Government agencies and their


contractors. This publication is required for administration and operational purposes, as determined
15 August 1992. Other requests for this document shall be referred to either: Commander, U.S.
Army Communications-Electronics Command and Fort Monmouth, ATTN: AMSEL-LC-LEO-E-ED-P,
Fort Monmouth, NJ 07703-5000; or: Commandant of the Marine Corps (ARD), Washington, DC
20380-0001.
DESTRUCTION NOTICE - For unclassified, limited documents, destroy by any method that will
prevent disclosure of contents or reconstruction of the document.

DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY


AND HEADQUARTERS, MARINE CORPS

1 June 2000

PCN 184 102711 00


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WARNING

Do not carry batteries in pockets containing metal objects such as coins,


keys, etc. Metal objects can cause batteries to short circuit and become
very hot.

WARNING

Toxic Material

The image intensifier’s phosphor screen contains toxic materials.

• If an image intensifier breaks, be extremely careful to avoid


inhaling the phosphor screen material. Do not allow the material
to come in contact with the mouth or open wounds on the skin.

• If the phosphor screen material contacts your skin, wash it off


immediately with soap and water.

• If you inhale/swallow any phosphor screen material, drink a lot of


water, induce vomiting, and seek medical attention as soon as
possible.

WARNING

The IR source is a light that is invisible to the unaided eye for use during
conditions of extreme darkness. However, the light from the IR source
can be detected by the enemy using night vision devices.

WARNING

Personnel Injury

• Serious injury may result if the nitrogen tank valve breaks off due
to tank upset. If the tank valve breaks, the tank can be propelled
by the escaping gas and strike you or others.

• Always secure the tank to an upright support before removing the


tank valve guard and attaching the regulator valve to the tank.

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WARNING

EQUIPMENT LIMITATIONS

To avoid physical and equipment damage when using the MNVD carefully read and understand the
following safety precautions.

• The MNVD requires some night light (moonlight, starlight, etc.) to


operate. The level of performance depends upon the level of light.

• Night light is reduced by passing cloud cover, while operating


under trees, in building shadows, etc.

• The MNVD is less effective viewing into shadows and other


darkened areas.

• The MNVD is less effective through rain, fog, sleet, snow, or


smoke.

• The MNVD will not see through dense smoke.

WARNING

The monocular will not be turned off automatically when flipped up. The
monocular must be turned off by the power switch.

WARNING

The compass illuminator can be seen by others using night vision


devices.

WARNING

When installing the headmount over the protective mask, be careful not to
break the protective mask seal around your face.

WARNING

Do not use contaminated eyecup or eyeguard. They must be replaced.

FIRST AID

For first aid or artificial respiration, see FM 21-11, First Aid for Soldiers.

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TECHNICAL MANUAL DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY
No. TM 11-5855-306-23&P AND HEADQUARTERS, MARINE CORPS
TECHNICAL MANUAL Washington, DC
No. TM 10271A-23&P/2 1 June 2000

UNIT AND DIRECT SUPPORT MAINTENANCE MANUAL


INCLUDING REPAIR PARTS AND SPECIAL TOOLS LIST

MONOCULAR NIGHT VISION DEVICE (MNVD) AN/PVS-14


(NSN 5855-01-432-0524) (EIC: N/A)
REPORTING ERRORS AND RECOMMENDING IMPROVEMENTS
You can help improve this manual. If you find any mistakes or if you know of a way to improve the
procedures, please let us know. Mail your letter, DA Form 2028 (Recommended Changes to
Publications and Blank Forms), or DA Form 2028-2 (Recommended Changes to Equipment
Technical Publications) located in the back of this manual directly to: Commander US Army
Communications-Electronics Command and Fort Monmouth, ATTN: AMSEL-LC-LEO-D-CS-CFO,
Fort Monmouth, New Jersey 07703-5000. The Fax number is 732-532-1413, DSN 992-1413. You
may also email your recommendations to AMSEL-LC-LEO-PUBS-CHG@cecom3.monmouth.
army.mil. Marine Corps personnel send NAVMC 10772 to: Commander, Marine Corps Logistics
Base (Code 826) 814 Radford Blvd, Albany, GA 31704-1128.

A reply will be furnished to you.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Paragraph Title Page

How to Use This Manual .................................................................vii

CHAPTER 1 Introduction .................................................................................1-1

Section I General Information ......................................................................1-1


1-1 Scope............................................................................................1-1
1-2 Maintenance Forms, Records, and Reports ..................................1-2
1-3 Destruction of Electronic Materiel to Prevent Enemy Use..............1-2
1-4 Preparation for Storage or Shipment .............................................1-2
1-5 Official Nomenclature, Names, and Designations..........................1-2
1-6 Reporting Equipment Improvement Recommendations (EIR) .......1-3
1-7 Warranty Information.....................................................................1-4
1-8 Corrosion Prevention and Control (CPC).......................................1-9

Section II Equipment Description and Data...................................................1-9


1-9 Equipment Characteristics, Capabilities, and Features..................1-9
1-10 Location and Description of Major Components ..........................1-10
1-11 Configuration of Image Intensifier................................................1-14
1-12 Equipment Data ..........................................................................1-15

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Section III Principles of Operation................................................................ 1-16


1-13 Mechanical Functions ................................................................. 1-16
1-14 Optical Functions ........................................................................ 1-16
1-15 Electronic Circuit Functions ........................................................ 1-17

CHAPTER 2 UNIT MAINTENANCE INSTRUCTIONS ....................................... 2-1

Section I Repair Parts, Tools, Special Tools, TMDE, and Support


Equipment .................................................................................... 2-2
2-1 Common Tools and Equipment..................................................... 2-2
2-2 Special Tools, TMDE, and Support Equipment ............................. 2-2
2-3 Repair Parts.................................................................................. 2-2

Section II Service Upon Receipt ................................................................... 2-2


2-4 Site and Shelter Requirements ..................................................... 2-2
2-5 Service Upon Receipt of Material.................................................. 2-2
2-6 Installation ................................................................................... 2-3

. Section III Preventive Maintenance Checks and Services


2-7 Preventive Maintenance Checks and Services (PMCS) Table ...... 2-3
2-8 Image Intensifier Inspection Criteria.............................................. 2-3

Section IV Unit Troubleshooting..................................................................... 2-3


2-9 Unit Troubleshooting..................................................................... 2-3
2-10 Resolution Check Using TS-4348/UV Test Set ............................. 2-3

Section V Unit Maintenance Procedures....................................................... 2-4


2-11 Removal and Installation of Components...................................... 2-4
2-12 Removal and Installation of Power Switch Knob ........................... 2-4
2-13 Removal and Installation of Gain Control Knob............................. 2-5
2-14 Removal and Installation of Batteries/Battery Cartridge ................ 2-5
2-15 Removal and Installation of Browpads .......................................... 2-6
2-16 Removal and Installation of Neck Pads......................................... 2-6
2-17 Removal and Installation of Chinstrap........................................... 2-8
2-18 Removal and Installation of Cross Strap ....................................... 2-9
2-19 Removal and Installation of Helmet Mount.................................. 2-10
2-20 Removal and Installation of Magnet on Metal Helmet Mount ...... 2-11
2-21 Repainting and Refinishing Requirements .................................. 2-12
2-22 Lubrication Requirements ........................................................... 2-12

Section VI Preparation for Storage and Shipment........................................ 2-12


2-23 Packing the MNVD ..................................................................... 2-12

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CHAPTER 3 DIRECT SUPPORT MAINTENANCE INSTRUCTIONS ................3-1

Section I Repair Parts, Tools, Special Tools, TMDE, and Support


Equipment ....................................................................................3-1
3-1 Common Tools and Equipment .....................................................3-1
3-2 Special Tools, TMDE, and Support Equipment..............................3-2
3-3 Repair Parts ..................................................................................3-2

Section II Service Upon Receipt....................................................................3-2


3-4 Site and Shelter Requirements......................................................3-2
3-5 Service Upon Receipt of Material ..................................................3-2

Section III Direct Support Servicing ...............................................................3-3


3-6 Scope............................................................................................3-3

Section IV Direct Support Troubleshooting ....................................................3-3


3-7 Direct Support Troubleshooting.....................................................3-3
3-8 TS-3895A/UV Preparation for Use ................................................3-7
3-9 Testing Resolution Using TS-3895A/UV........................................3-7
3-10 Electrical Troubleshooting ...........................................................3-13
3-11 Black Spot Check........................................................................3-14

Section V Direct Support Maintenance Procedures .....................................3-20


3-12 Removal, Repair, and Replacement of Eyepiece Lens................3-20
3-13 Setting Zero Diopter for Eyepiece................................................3-29
3-14 Removal and Installation of Battery Housing ...............................3-34
3-15 Removal and Installation of Image Intensifier ..............................3-39
3-16 Removal and Installation of Objective Lens.................................3-43
3-17 Objective Lens Infinity Focus Setting...........................................3-47
3-18 Removal and Installation of Monocular Housing..........................3-49
3-19 Purging........................................................................................3-50
3-20 Operational Checks.....................................................................3-54

Section VI Preparation for Storage and Shipment ........................................3-54


3-21 Packing the MNVD......................................................................3-54
3-22 Shipping the Image Intensifier .....................................................3-54

APPENDIX A REFERENCES
A-1 Scope........................................................................................... A-1
A-2 Forms........................................................................................... A-1
A-3 Field Manuals............................................................................... A-1
A-4 Technical Manuals ....................................................................... A-1
A-5 Miscellaneous Publications .......................................................... A-1
A-6 Marine Corps Use ........................................................................ A-2

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APPENDIX B MAINTENANCE ALLOCATION CHART (MAC) (ARMY ONLY)


Section I Introduction...................................................................................B-1
B-1 The Army Maintenance System, MAC ..........................................B-1
B-2 Maintenance Functions.................................................................B-1
B-3 Explanation of Columns in the MAC, Section II .............................B-2
B-4 Explanation of Columns in Tools and Test Equipment
Requirements, Section III..............................................................B-3
B-5 Explanation of Columns in Remarks, Section IV ...........................B-3
Section II Maintenance Allocation Chart for AN/PVS-14 ...............................B-4
Section III Tools and Test Equipment Requirements for AN/PVS-14 .............B-5
Section IV Remarks .......................................................................................B-6

APPENDIX C REPAIR PARTS AND SPECIAL TOOLS LIST


Section I Introduction...................................................................................C-1
C-1 Scope ...........................................................................................C-1
C-2 General.........................................................................................C-1
C-3 Explanation of Columns (Sections II and III) .................................C-1
C-4 Explanation of Columns (Section IV).............................................C-4
C-5 Special Information .......................................................................C-5
C-6 How to Locate Repair Parts ..........................................................C-5
C-7 Abbreviations................................................................................C-5
Section II Repair Parts List ...........................................................................C-6
AN/PVS-14 ...................................................................................C-7
Monocular Assembly ....................................................................C-9
Eyepiece Assembly ....................................................................C-11
Headset Assembly......................................................................C-13
Section III Special Tools List........................................................................C-15
Section IV Cross-Reference Indexes ...........................................................C-16

APPENDIX D EXPENDABLE AND DURABLE ITEMS LIST


Section I Introduction...................................................................................D-1
D-1 Scope ...........................................................................................D-1
D-2 Explanation of Columns ................................................................D-1
Section II Expendable and Durable Items List ..............................................D-2

APPENDIX E ILLUSTRATED LIST OF MANUFACTURED ITEMS


Section I Introduction...................................................................................E-1
Section II Manufactured Items Part Number Index .......................................E-1
Section III Manufactured Items Illustrations ...................................................E-2

GLOSSARY
Section I Abbreviations ................................................................... Glossary-1
Section II Definitions of Unusual Terms ........................................... Glossary-2

ALPHABETICAL INDEX .................................................................................... Index-1

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List of Tables

Table Title Page

1-1 Nomenclature Cross- Reference List.............................................1-2


1-2 Operator Adjustment Limits .........................................................1-15
1-3 Electrical Data .............................................................................1-15
1-4 Mechanical Data .........................................................................1-15
1-5 Optical Data ................................................................................1-15
1-6 Environmental Data.....................................................................1-15
3-1 Troubleshooting ............................................................................3-5
3-2 Monocular Allowable Black Spots and Sizes ...............................3-18

List of Figures

Figure Title Page

1-1 Warranty Expiration Label Location...............................................1-4


1-2 Monocular Night Vision Device (MNVD), AN/PVS-14 ..................1-11
1-3 Monocular Night Vision Device (MNVD), AN/PVS-14
and Subassemblies .....................................................................1-13
1-4 Mechanical Functions of the MNVD ............................................1-16
1-5 MNVD Optical Function Diagram ................................................1-16
1-6 Electrical Function of Monocular .................................................1-17
2-1 Headmount Components Removal and Installation.......................2-7
2-2 Lacing of Right and Left Neck Pad Straps .....................................2-8
2-3 Lacing of Sliding Bar Buckles ........................................................2-9
2-4 Installation of Helmet Mount ........................................................2-10
2-5 Magnet, Metal Helmet Mount ......................................................2-11
3-1 Location of Major Components on Test Set...................................3-9
3-2 Inserting Monocular into Test Set ................................................3-10
3-3 Low light Element in Resolution Test Pattern ..............................3-11
3-4 High Light Element in Resolution Test Pattern ............................3-12
3-5 Image Intensifier Contact Pin Location ........................................3-14
3-6 Dark Room Setup with Test Fixture.............................................3-15
3-7 Dark Room Setup with Tripod .....................................................3-16
3-8 Black Spot Evaluation .................................................................3-19
3-9 Loosening Eyepiece Locking Ring...............................................3-21
3-10 Components of Eyepiece Lens....................................................3-23
3-11 Inserting Eyepiece Lens Cell into Eyepiece Focus Ring ..............3-25
3-12 Identifying the Limits for Diopter Plus (+) Travel ..........................3-25
3-13 Applying Epoxy Adhesive to Eyepiece Retaining Ring ................3-27
3-14 Applying Lubricant to Inside of Monocular Housing .....................3-28
3-15 Setting Zero Diopter ....................................................................3-28
3-16 Attaching Collimator and Diopter Scope ......................................3-30
3-17 Properly Focused Diopter Image Using TS-3895A/UV ................3-31
3-18 Battery Housing Connections ......................................................3-36
3-19 Installing O-Ring..........................................................................3-37
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List of Figures - Continued

Figure Title Page

3-20 Wire Connections ....................................................................... 3-37


3-21 Tightening Screws ...................................................................... 3-38
3-22 Removal of Tube Retainer .......................................................... 3-40
3-23 Inserting Tube into Monocular Housing....................................... 3-41
3-24 Light Pipe.................................................................................... 3-41
3-25 Identifying Slots for Tube Retainer Wrench................................. 3-43
3-26 Removing Close Focus Stop Ring .............................................. 3-44
3-27 Installation of Close Focus Stop Ring ......................................... 3-45
3-28 Cleaning Excess Sealing Compound .......................................... 3-46
3-29 Nitrogen Purging Equipment Setup............................................. 3-51
C-1 Monocular Night Vision Device (MNVD), AN/PVS-14
and Accessories ...........................................................................C-6
C-2 Monocular Assembly ....................................................................C-8
C-3 Eyepiece Assembly ....................................................................C-10
C-4 Headset Assembly......................................................................C-12
C-5 Special Tools ..............................................................................C-14
E-1 Black Spot Test Stand ..................................................................E-2

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HOW TO USE THIS MANUAL

• USAGE

You must familiarize yourself with the entire maintenance procedure before beginning the maintenance
task. Read and follow all warning and caution notices.

• Manual Overview

The contents of each chapter are listed at the beginning of the chapter. This listing includes the
paragraph title and page number. Additional references to the contents of this manual can be found in
the index at the back of the manual. This manual also contains the Repair Parts and Special Tools List
(RPSTL) in Appendix C for ordering repair parts. Appendix C gives details for using the RPSTL.

• Special Feature

A locator is provided on the right-hand border of the front cover. This gives the location of the
information most frequently used. To find the topic UNIT TROUBLESHOOTING, open the manual to
the correct page by using the black tab on the side of the manual that lines up with the topic UNIT
TROUBLESHOOTING.

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CHAPTER 1
INTRODUCTION

Page

Overview ....... ............................................................................................................................... 1-1


Scope............ ............................................................................................................................... 1-1
Maintenance Forms, Records, and Reports .................................................................................. 1-2
Destruction of Electronic Materiel to Prevent Enemy Use.............................................................. 1-2
Preparation for Storage or Shipment ............................................................................................. 1-2
Official Nomenclature, Names, and Designations.......................................................................... 1-2
Reporting Equipment Improvement Recommendations (EIR) ....................................................... 1-3
Warranty Information..................................................................................................................... 1-4
Corrosion Prevention and Control (CPC)....................................................................................... 1-9
Equipment Characteristics, Capabilities, and Features.................................................................. 1-9
Location and Description of Major Components .......................................................................... 1-10
Configuration of Image Intensifier................................................................................................ 1-14
Equipment Data .......................................................................................................................... 1-15
Mechanical Functions.................................................................................................................. 1-16
Optical Functions ........................................................................................................................ 1-16
Electronic Circuit Functions ......................................................................................................... 1-17

OVERVIEW

Chapter 1 of this technical manual is intended to give you information regarding the type of equipment,
its characteristics, and the principles of operation that will help you maintain it properly.

Section I. General Information

1-1 SCOPE

a. Type of Manual. Unit and Direct Support Maintenance including Repair Parts and Special Tools
List (RPSTL).

b. Model Number and Equipment Name. Monocular Night Vision Device (MNVD) AN/PVS-14,
hereinafter referred to as the MNVD.

c. Purpose of Equipment. The MNVD is a self-contained night vision device that enables improved
night vision using ambient light from the night sky (moon, stars, skyglow, etc.)

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1-2 MAINTENANCE FORMS, RECORDS, AND REPORTS

Department of the Army forms and procedures used for equipment maintenance will be those
prescribed by DA Pam 738-750, as contained in Maintenance Management Update. Refer to the latest
issue of DA Pam 25-30 to determine whether there are new editions, changes or additional publications
or forms pertaining to this equipment.

Marine Corps personnel refer to the on-line MCPDS, Marine Corps Publications Distribution System.

Marine Corps Ground Equipment Record Procedures. Marine Corps personnel refer to TM 4700-15/1
for disposition of forms and records required for Marine Corps equipment.

1-3 DESTRUCTION OF ELECTRONIC MATERIEL TO PREVENT ENEMY USE

For procedures to destroy this equipment to prevent its use by the enemy, refer to TM 750-244-2,
Procedures for Destruction of Electronic Materiel to Prevent Enemy Use (Electronics Command).
Marine users, render the MNVD inoperable by smashing, scattering or burying disassembled pieces,
burning, or destroying by weapons fire.

1-4 PREPARATION FOR STORAGE OR SHIPMENT

See Chapter 2, paragraph 2-23, for instruction regarding preparation for storage or shipment of the
MNVD and Chapter 3, and paragraph 3-22 for packing and shipping the image intensifier.

1-5 OFFICIAL NOMENCLATURE, NAMES, AND DESIGNATIONS

Table 1-1 provides a cross-reference of common names and official terms. Except in the Appendices,
the common names will be used. The official names are used in the Appendices because they reflect
the provisioning nomenclature.

Table 1-1. Nomenclature Cross-Reference List.

COMMON NAME OFFICIAL NOMENCLATURE

3X Magnifier Magnifier Lens Assembly


Batteries Battery, Nonrechargeable
Battery Cartridge Cover, Battery Retainer
Carrying Case Case, Infrared Equipment
Carrying Case Strap Strapping
Chinstrap Strap, Helmet
Close Focus Stop Ring, Retaining, Optical
Compass Compass Assembly
Cross Strap Strapping
Demist Shield Lens, Infrared Receiver
Eyeguard Eyeguard, Optical
Eyepiece Lens Eyepiece Assembly
Eyepiece Lens Cap Cap, Protective, Dust
Eyepiece Retaining Ring Adapter Assembly, Interface Device
Headmount Headset Assembly
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Table 1-1. Nomenclature Cross-Reference List - Continued.

COMMON NAME OFFICIAL NOMENCLATURE

Headmount/Helmet Mount Adapter, Headset


Adapter
Helmet Mount Mount, Viewer
Image Intensifier Image Intensifier, Night Vision
LIF Filter, Infrared Light
Light Pipe Light Pipe, Fiber Optic
Locking Ring Ring, Retaining, Optical
Medium Browpad Browpad Assy, Medium
Monocular Monocular Assy
Monocular Housing Cell, Optical Element
Neck Cord Cord, Fibrous
Neck Pad Neck Pad Assembly
Objective Lens Lens, Optical Instrument
Objective Lens Cap Cap, Protective, Dust
O-Ring Packing, Preformed
Purge Device Device, Purge
Purge Screw Screw, Machine
Rear Cover Rear Cover Assembly
Sacrificial Window Window, Sacrificial
Screw Screw, Cap, Socket, Hex
Shipping and Storage Case Case, Shipping/Storage
Side Strap Strap, Webbing
Tethering Cord Clip, Retaining
Thick Browpad Browpad Assy, Thick
Thin Browpad Browpad Assy, Thin
Weapon Mount Bracket Mounting

1-6 REPORTING EQUIPMENT IMPROVEMENT RECOMMENDATIONS (EIR)

If your MNVD needs improvement, let us know. Send us an EIR. You, the user, are the only one who
can tell us what you don’t like about the design. Put it on a Standard Form SF 368 Product Quality
Deficiency Report. Mail it to Commander, US Army Communications-Electronics Command and Fort
Monmouth, ATTN: AMSEL-LC-LEO-D-CS-CFO, Fort Monmouth, New Jersey 07703-5000. We will
send you a reply.

MARINE CORPS PERSONNEL are encouraged to submit SF 368 in accordance with MCO 4855.10
(Quality Deficiency Report).

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1-7 WARRANTY INFORMATION

MNVD is warranted by the manufacturer to conform to design and manufacturing requirements, to


remain free from defects in materials and workmanship, and to conform to performance specifications.
The warranty expiration date is printed on a label affixed to the end item and a separate label affixed to
the image intensifier. The Direct Support (DS)/Intermediate maintenance level personnel make the
determination of a warranty defect. If a warranty defect is detected, the product (either the end item or
the image intensifier) is returned directly to the manufacturer for warranty service in accordance with
applicable service (Army, Navy, and Marine Corps) procedures. Warranty defects may consist of the
following:

• Image intensifier does not light up.

• Image tube fails the low light resolution and/or high light and resolution.

• Image intensifier exhibits any one, or more, of the operational defects described in
“Inspection Criteria for Image Intensifier Operation” as defined in the Operator’s
Maintenance Manual (such as, shading, edge glow, flashing, flickering or intermittent
operation).

• Fails the electrical troubleshooting test.

• Obvious mechanical malfunction with no evidence of severe trauma that indicates customer
damage.

The manufacturer will use the same list of criteria in verifying a defect covered by the warranty.

Figure 1-1. Warranty Expiration Label Location.

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NOTE

This warranty does not cover any product that has been subject to
misuse, neglect, accident, installation or maintenance in violation of the
instructions in the Operator’s or Maintenance Technical Manuals. Also, a
maintenance testing fee of $100.00 per image intensifier or $150.00 per
end item will be charged to the appropriate activity for returns which are
determined to have no evidence of a defect or have been subjected to
misuse, neglect, etc. Therefore, all PMCS and troubleshooting
procedures must be performed before determining that the end item
or image intensifier requires warranty action.
a. Turn-in Procedures.
(1) The operator, after completing the PMCS and Troubleshooting, annotates the fault on DA
Form 2404 (Army) or OPNAV Form 4790/138 (Navy), completes the appropriate blocks and turns the
equipment into the unit maintainer. The unit maintainer will perform all applicable PMCS and
Troubleshooting before determining that the end item does not show any faults or must be sent to
Direct Support (DS)/Intermediate maintenance for further maintenance actions. If it is determined that
the end item needs Intermediate repair, the unit maintainer will annotate DA Form 2407 or the
automated system (Army), OPNAV Form 4790/60 (Navy/Marine Corps), and include this form with the
end item and send it to appropriate Intermediate maintenance activity. DA Pam 738-750 outlines
distribution of copies.
(2) The Direct Support (DS)/Intermediate maintenance activity performs all troubleshooting
and maintenance procedures in accordance with the maintenance manual. If a defect is identified and
the product is under warranty, per the warranty expiration date on the label, a warranty return is
initiated.

NOTE

A newly fielded MNVD that fails either the service upon initial receipt of
material inspection or fails prior to the expiration of the warranty must be
reported on a PQDR, SF 368. This will ensure the unit submitting the
PQDR will receive credit for that MNVD. DA Pam 738-750 outlines
distribution of copies.

NOTE
If using an automated system such as SAMS or ULLS, use the equivalent
electronic form, to track using the same procedure as for the hard copy
DA Form 2404,2407, or DD Form 314 etc.

NOTE

For units operating under SAMS, DA Form 5504 (Maintenance Request)


and 5504-1 (Maintenance Request Continuation Sheet) are the only
forms used to file warranty claim actions. Do not use SF 368 to report
Warranty Claims. DA Pam 738-750 outlines distribution of copies.

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1-7 WARRANTY INFORMATION – Continued

NAVY ONLY: The item should be tagged (e.g. using the DD Form 1577-2). An OPNAV 4790/60,
VIDS/MAF shall be filled out which will include the nature of the defect, i.e., spots, flicker, edge glow,
etc. and method used to determine type and extent of defect. A product quality deficiency report,
message or form SF 368, should be filed for an IN-WARRANTY item to the FST: Commander, Code
805B-Bldg 3291 NAVSURFWARCENDIV, 300 Highway 361, Crane, IN 47522-5001. No defective
warranty items are to be shipped directly from the field to a contractor. If there are reoccurring
problems for deficient out-of-warranty assemblies, an engineering investigation, in accordance with
OPNAVINST 4790.2G, should be forwarded to the FST.

(3) Activities should follow local procedures for shipping equipment to the manufacturer. DD
Form 1149 (Requisition and Invoice/Shipping Document) will accompany all shipments to the
manufacturer's factory. The manufacturer will prepare a new DD Form 1149 for return shipment to the
relevant activity. DA Pam 738-750 outlines distribution of copies.

b. Return Procedures. The manufacturer will repair and return all warranted equipment back to
designated activities.

To determine the manufacturer of the item, check the identification plate for the manufacturer’s (MFR)
CAGEC (Commercial and Government Entity Code).

CAGEC Manufacturer
13567 or 66868 ITT, Roanoke, VA
55311 or 51298 Litton, Tempe, AZ

OCONUS WARRANTY PROCEDURES ARMY ONLY:

DS/AVIM will contact one of the following POC's in lieu of contacting the manufacturer for warranty
claims.

RSC, Friedrichsfeld, Germany RSC, Korea


POC: Mr. Mike Haase POC: Mr. Harry Footit
DSN 314-375-5348 DSN 315-722-3571
mhaase@hq.amceur.army.mil footith@usfk.korea.army.mil

(1) Voice Media (Telephone).

(a) For items manufactured by ITT (CAGEC 13567 or 66868): This is accomplished by
calling ITT at 1-800-360-6054 during regular business hours 07:30 - 11:30 and 12:30 - 16:30 Eastern
Standard (or Daylight Savings) Time, Monday through Friday. During non-business hours, voice mail
will be operative which will direct the caller to leave name and complete commercial telephone number
including appropriate area code or country/city code and a brief message. ITT will return calls within
two business days. Using voice media, ITT may be able to offer on the spot suggestions to help solve
a problem. If the problem cannot be resolved over the phone and the product is under warranty, ITT
will provide the caller with a Return Authorization (RA) Number and appropriate shipping instructions.

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(b) For items manufactured by Litton (CAGEC 55311 or 51298): This is accomplished
by calling the Litton Customer Service Representative at 1-800-569-8478 during regular business hours
0700 – 1530 Mountain Standard Time, Monday through Friday. The Litton Customer Service
Representative can also be reached at 602-303-8956 during regular business hours. During non-
business hours, voice mail is available which will direct the caller to leave a name, complete
commercial telephone number, to include area code or country and city codes, and a brief message.
Litton will return the call within two business days. Using voice media, Litton may be able to offer on-
the-spot suggestions to solve a problem. If the problem cannot be addressed over the phone and the
product is under warranty, Litton will provide the caller with a Return Goods Authorization (RGA)
number and appropriate shipping instructions.

(2) Electronic Media (E-mail).

Because of the time zone differences, communication via E-mail may be used by any authorized
customer. This procedure can be utilized 24 hours a day with E-mail access. Prepare an E-mail with
the following information shown below and send it to:

Date:
Branch of Service:
UIC:
Direct Support/Intermediate Activity:
Address
Point of Contact:
Street and Number:
City:
State/Country:
Zip Code:
Commercial Telephone Number (include area code or country/city code):
Commercial FAX Number (include area code or country/city code):
E-mail Address:
Product Information:
Model:
Serial Number:
Reason for Return:

Data Required for E-mail and FAX Communication.

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(a) For items manufactured by ITT (CAGEC 13567 or 66868): Send a message to ITT
at nvwarranty@nv.de.ittind.com via the internet. ITT will answer via a return message providing
suggestions to help solve the problem or issue a RA Number.

(b) For items manufactured by Litton (CAGEC 55311 or 51298): Send a message to
Litton at contractscs@littoneos.com via the Internet. Litton will respond via a return message providing
either a suggestion to solve a specific problem or a RGA number.

(3) FAX Communication.

(a) For items manufactured by ITT (CAGEC 13567 or 66868): Send a FAX with the
same information as ITT requires for E-mail to ITT at FAX number (540) 366-9015.

(b) For items manufactured by Litton (CAGEC 55311 or 51298): Send a FAX with the
same information, as Litton requires for E-mail to Litton at FAX number (602) 966-9055. Litton will
provide a response within two business days.

c Repair Procedures. The manufacturer will repair and return all warranted equipment back to
designated activities. An estimated cost of repair will be provided to the maintenance activity for those
items that do not fall within warranty guidelines. The manufacturer will only accept written authorization
from authorized personnel at DS/Intermediate maintenance activity prior to conducting repair.

Things to do to help speed up the return of your equipment:

1. Review your documents to make sure you have filled in all of the requested
information. Your documentation must clearly explain the problem(s) you are
having with the equipment.
2. Double check that your return address is legible on all of your documents, as well
as, the shipping package.
3. Make sure all of the documents, except your copies, are placed inside of the
package before being returned.
4. Write the RA or RGA number on the outside of your package.

Failure to follow the above guidelines will result in a delay in the return of your
equipment.

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1-8 CORROSION PREVENTION AND CONTROL (CPC)

Corrosion prevention and control of electronic materiel is a continuing concern. It is important that any
corrosion problems with this equipment be reported so that the problem can be corrected and
improvements made to prevent the problem in future equipment.

While corrosion is typically associated with rusting metal, it can also include deterioration of other
materials such as contacts, injection-molded plastic, and foam inserts in the case. Unusual cracking,
softening, swelling, or breaking of these other materials may be a corrosion problem.

If a corrosion problem is identified, report it using SF 368, Product Quality Deficiency Report . Use
keywords such as "corrosion," "rust," "deterioration," or "cracking" to ensure that the information is
identified as a CPC problem. Submit the form to the address specified in DA Pam 738-750.

Section II. Equipment Description and Data

1-9 EQUIPMENT CHARACTERISTICS, CAPABILITIES AND FEATURES

WARNING

The IR source is a light that is invisible to the unaided eye for use during
conditions of extreme darkness. However, the light from the illuminator
can be detected by the enemy using night vision devices.

WARNING

EQUIPMENT LIMITATIONS

To avoid physical and equipment damage when using the MNVD carefully read and understand the
following safety precautions.

• The MNVD requires some night light (moonlight, starlight, etc.) to


operate. The level of performance depends upon the level of light.

• Night light is reduced by passing cloud cover, while operating


under trees, in building shadows, etc.

• The MNVD is less effective viewing into shadows and other


darkened areas.

• The MNVD is less effective through rain, fog, sleet, snow or


smoke.

• The MNVD will not see through dense smoke.

The MNVD is a hand-held, headmounted, helmet mounted, or weapon mounted night vision system
that enables walking, weapon firing, short-range surveillance, map reading, vehicle maintenance, and
administering first aid in both moonlight and starlight. Each unit allows for vertical adjustment (by using
head strap), fore-and-aft adjustment, objective lens focus, and diopter adjustment. The monocular is
also equipped with an IR source, a low-battery indicator and a gain control.

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1-10 LOCATION AND DESCRIPTION OF MAJOR COMPONENTS

The MNVD includes the items shown in Figure 1-2, sheets 1 and 2. The major components are the
monocular, headmount, helmet mount, carrying case and shipping and storage case.

WARNING

The monocular will not be turned off automatically when flipped up. The
monocular must be turned off by the power switch.

a. Monocular. The monocular (Figure 1-3) consists of five primary subassemblies: an objective
lens, a battery housing, a monocular housing, an image intensifier (not shown), and an eyepiece lens.
The battery housing contains a battery cartridge that also acts as a battery cap, power switch and gain
control. The monocular also uses the accessories listed below.

(1) Demist Shield - The demist shield (Figure 1-2 sheet 1) is used to prevent the eyepiece
lens from becoming fogged.

(2) LIF - The LIF (Figure 1-2 sheet 1) is to be used at all times. For replacing the filter the
container is also the wrench. The container/wrench is also used to remove and replace the LIF from
the objective lens.

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Figure 1-2. Monocular Night Vision Device (MNVD) AN/PVS-14 (Sheet 1 of 2).

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Figure 1-2. Monocular Night Vision Device (MNVD) AN/PVS-14 (Sheet 2 of 2).

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Figure 1-3. Monocular Night Vision Device (MNVD) AN/PVS-14


and Subassemblies.

(3) Sacrificial Window - A replaceable sacrificial window (Figure 1-2, sheet 1) is supplied to
protect the objective lens during operation in adverse conditions.

(4) Tethering Cord – The tethering cord (Figure 1-2 sheet 1) enables the user to attach the
compass or 3X magnifier to a button hole or belt loop to guard against dropping or losing these items.

WARNING

The compass illuminator can be seen by others using night vision devices.

(5) Compass - The compass (Figure 1-2, sheet 2) enables the operator to see azimuth
readings in the monocular.

(6) 3X Magnifier - (Additional Authorized Item) The 3X magnifier (Figure 1-2, sheet 2) is a lens
which can be added to the monocular to extend the operator's observation ranges.

WARNING

When installing the headmount over the protective mask, be careful not to
break the protective mask seal around your face.

b. Headmount. The headmount (Figure 1-2, sheet 1), secures the monocular to the operator’s head
for night viewing and provides freehand support for use with a weapon, protective mask or other
purposes. It is adjustable and cushioned. The thin browpad used for large heads, comes attached to
the headmount; the thick and medium browpads, used for smaller heads are stored in the carrying
case.

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c. Helmet Mount. This item (Figure 1-2, sheet 1), secures the monocular to the Personal Armor
System Ground Troops (PASGT) helmet allowing freehand support for use with a weapon, protective
mask and/or other purposes. The new helmet mount is made of a ruggedized metal. The old one is
made of plastic.

d. Headmount/Helmet Mount Adapter. This item (Figure 1-2, sheet 1) is attached to the
monocular to allow its use with the headmount or helmet mount. It allows mounting in front of the left or
right eye.

e. Weapon Mount. The weapon mount (Figure 1-2, sheet 1) adapts the monocular to the receiver
rail as configured for the modular weapon system kit.

f. Carrying Case. The carrying case (Figure 1-2, sheet 1) is provided for transportation and
protection of the monocular, headmount, batteries and accessories. Two slide keepers are provided for
belt attachment and three D-rings for shoulder and leg strap attachment. A carrying case strap is also
provided which can be attached to the two D-rings on the back of the carrying case.

g. Shipping and Storage Case. The MNVD is supplied in a hard shipping and storage case (Figure
1-2, sheet 2).

1-11 CONFIGURATION OF IMAGE INTENSIFIER

The image intensifier is cylindrical, with apertures in each end. The aperture on the "front" end has a
bluish appearance and is the entrance port for light from the scene, which has been focused through
the objective lens. The bluish surface is the photocathode, which converts the input light to electrons
inside the intensifier. The aperture on the "rear" end has a light grayish or yellow-grayish appearance
and is the exit port for the intensified light from the screen via a twisted fiber optic bundle. The fiber
optic re-inverts the inverted image produced by the objective lens, so that the user sees a normal erect
image. On the side of the intensifier are two gold-plated contacts that connect to spring contacts in the
lower housing of the monocular to provide operating electrical power (2.0 to 3.0 volts) to the intensifier.
A flexible circuit emerges from the rear edge of the intensifier. This circuit provides the electrical
connection to enable the user to change the intensifier gain by adjusting the gain control on the MNVD.
This circuit carries two potentiometers which have been factory-set to establish proper maximum and
minimum gain limits. Four pins on the flex circuit mate to four pins on the electronic board in the lower
housing of the monocular. On the rear surface of the intensifier is an access hole, normally filled with a
soft potting compound, through which the automatic brightness control limit has been factory-set.
Along the outer edge of the intensifier is an alignment groove that ends in an alignment notch at the
front end. This notch must be aligned to a locator pin in the monocular housing when the intensifier is
installed. Otherwise, the intensifier will not fully set in place and the contact may not align properly to
power the intensifier.

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1-12 EQUIPMENT DATA

The following tables provide information pertaining to the operational, electrical, mechanical, optical,
and environmental characteristics for the monocular.

Table 1-2. Operator Adjustment Limits.

ITEM LIMITS
Diopter Focus +2 to -6 diopters
Objective Focus 25 cm to infinity
Variable Gain ±10 to >3,000

Table 1-3. Electrical Data.

ITEM DATA
Power Source Battery (1.5 Vdc max each)
Battery Requirements AA Alkaline (2 required) or
AA Lithium L91 (2 required)

Table 1-4. Mechanical Data.

ITEM DATA
Shipping and Storage Case Size: Approx. 12"L x 14"H x 7"W
Weight: Approx. 2 lbs
Carrying Case (Canvas) Size: Approx. 8"L x 12"H x 4"W
Monocular (see Note) Weight: 14 ounces

NOTE

Weight of monocular does not include accessories or batteries.

Table 1-5. Optical Data.

ITEM DATA
Magnification 1.0X (3X with 3X magnifier)
Field-of-view 40° (13° with 3X magnifier)
Diopter Adjustment +2 to -6 diopters
Focus Range 25 cm (9.8") to infinity

Table 1-6. Environmental Data.

ITEM DATA
Monocular Operating Temperature -51°C to +49°C
Monocular Storage Temperature -51°C to +85°C
Illumination Required Overcast starlight to moonlight

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Section III. Principles of Operation

1-13 MECHANICAL FUNCTIONS

The mechanical functions of the MNVD allow for differences in the physical features of individual
operators and provide for operating the system. These functions include power switch, eye relief
adjustment, diopter adjustment, gain control and objective lens focus. Mechanical functions are
identified in Figure 1-4.

Figure 1-4. Mechanical Functions of the MNVD.

1-14 OPTICAL FUNCTIONS

The optical functions include an objective lens, image intensifier, and eyepiece lens (Figure 1-5). The
objective lens collects light reflected from the night scene by the moon, stars, or night sky, inverts the
image and focuses that image on the image intensifier. The image intensifier converts the captured
light into a visible image and re-inverts the image, which can then be viewed through the eyepiece.

Figure 1-5. MNVD Optical Function Diagram.

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1-15 ELECTRONIC CIRCUIT FUNCTIONS

The electronic circuit (Figure 1-6) regulates the direct-current voltage from the batteries to the image
intensifier, gain control and IR source as required. It also monitors the output voltage of the batteries
and turns on a low-battery indicator when the available battery voltage is 1.9 - 2.1 Vdc.

Figure 1-6. Electrical Function of MNVD.

a. Power Source. The electronic circuit is powered by batteries.

b. Electrical Function. Power from the batteries is supplied to the components through the power
switch as follows:

RESET/OFF Position - With the power switch in the OFF position, the circuit is not energized for either
the image intensifier, gain control, low-battery or the IR source. Also, turn the power switch to this
position to reset after high light cut-off.

ON Position - Power is drawn from the battery compartment to energize the monocular. When the
voltage drops to between 1.9 and 2.1 Vdc, a low-battery indicator in the eyepiece blinks indicating
approximately 30 minutes of operating time remaining.

IR/PULL Position - Power is drawn from the battery compartment to energize the monocular and IR
light source and a steady red indicator IR light in the eyepiece.

c. High Light Cut-off. The monocular will automatically cut off after 70 ±30 seconds of operation in
daylight or bright room light. Individual bright lights (headlights, flashlights, or other concentrated light
sources) will not actuate the high light detector located on the front of the monocular. To turn
monocular back ON, turn power switch to RESET/OFF position and then to ON again.

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CHAPTER 2
UNIT MAINTENANCE INSTRUCTIONS

Page

Overview ................................................................................................................................2-1
Common Tools and Equipment ...............................................................................................2-2
Special Tools, TMDE, and Support Equipment........................................................................2-2
Repair Parts ............................................................................................................................2-2
Site and Shelter Requirements................................................................................................2-2
Service Upon Receipt of Material ............................................................................................2-2
Installation...............................................................................................................................2-3
Preventive Maintenance Checks and Services (PMCS) Table ................................................2-3
Image Intensifier Inspection Criteria ........................................................................................2-3
Unit Troubleshooting ...............................................................................................................2-3
Resolution Check Using TS-4348/UV Test Set........................................................................2-3
Removal and Installation of Components ................................................................................2-4
Removal and Installation of Power Switch Knob......................................................................2-4
Removal and Installation of Gain Control Knob .......................................................................2-5
Removal and Installation of Batteries/Battery Cartridge...........................................................2-5
Removal and Installation of Browpads ....................................................................................2-6
Removal and Installation of Neck Pads ...................................................................................2-6
Removal and Installation of Chinstrap .....................................................................................2-8
Removal and Installation of Cross Strap..................................................................................2-9
Removal and Installation of Helmet Mount ............................................................................2-10
Removal and Installation of Magnet on Metal Helmet Mount .................................................2-11
Repainting and Refinishing Requirements.............................................................................2-12
Lubrication Requirements .....................................................................................................2-12
Packing the MNVD................................................................................................................2-12

OVERVIEW

This chapter contains maintenance procedures that are the responsibility of Unit Maintenance.
Operation instructions and operator maintenance can be found in TM 11-5855-306-10, Operator’s
Manual for Monocular Night Vision Device (MNVD), AN/PVS-14, and are not repeated in this chapter.

The Unit level tasks include routine inspections, cleaning, visual inspection of image intensifier
performance, resolution test using TS-4348/UV test set, and repair by removing and replacing LIF, neck
cord, eyecup/eyeguard, lens cover, weapon mount, compass, demist shield, sacrificial window, carrying
case, head mount/helmet mount adapter, headmount , helmet mount, power switch knob, gain control
knob, batteries/battery cartridge, browpads, neck pads, chinstrap, cross-strap, helmet mount, and
magnet on metal helmet mount.

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Section I. Repair Parts, Tools, Special Tools, TMDE, and Support Equipment

2-1 COMMON TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT

For authorized common tools and equipment, refer to the Modified Table of Organization and
Equipment (MTOE, CTA 50-970, or CTA 8-100), as applicable to your unit.

2-2 SPECIAL TOOLS, TMDE, AND SUPPORT EQUIPMENT

Refer to Appendix B for the Maintenance Allocation Chart (MAC) for authorized maintenance and to
Appendix C for Repair Parts and Special Tools List (RPSTL) for information on special tools, Test,
Measurement, and Diagnostic Equipment (TMDE), and support equipment required at unit mainte-
nance. In addition, instructions for a fabricated black spot test fixture are contained in Appendix E.

2-3 REPAIR PARTS

Repair parts are listed and illustrated in Appendix C of this manual.

Section II. Service Upon Receipt

2-4 SITE AND SHELTER REQUIREMENTS

The check and service functions, as prescribed herein, should be accomplished in the electronic repair
service area. A standard electronic workbench provides an adequate working area for MNVD
maintenance requirements. The surface area should be free of chemicals, vapors, and emissions that
may damage external parts of the MNVD. Normal sheltering from the elements (cold, rain, dust, etc.) is
necessary. There should be provisions to perform certain service functions and specified tests in a
dark room or dark area in which all places where light can enter (e.g., windows, doors, wall and ceiling
joints) have been blocked. This blocking can be accomplished using either permanent or temporary
shields such as tape or heavy curtains. The room or area should appear dark (without the evidence of
light entering the area) to your unaided eye after approximately 10 minutes of dark adaptation. Use a
night vision device to identify and isolate the place where light enters.

2-5 SERVICE UPON RECEIPT OF MATERIAL

CAUTION

The monocular is a precision electro-optical instrument and must be


handled carefully at all times to prevent damage.

(1) Inspect the MNVD for possible damage incurred during shipment. If the MNVD has been
damaged, report the damage on SF 364, Report of Discrepancy.

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2-5 SERVICE UPON RECEIPT OF MATERIAL – Continued

(2) Check the MNVD against the packing slip to see if the shipment is complete. Report all
discrepancies in accordance with the instructions of DA Pam 738-750. Marine Corps personnel refer to
MCO P4610.19, Reporting of Transportation Discrepancies in Shipments.
(3) Refer to DA Pam 25-30, Consolidated Index of Army Publications and Blank Forms, to
determine whether there are modification work orders (MWOs) pertaining to the MNVD. Marine Corps
Personnel refer to the on-line MCPDS Index of Technical Publications.

(4) Upon receipt of a newly fielded monocular, fill out a hard copy DD Form 314 (IAW DA
PAM 738-750) for that system. The first 180 day service is penned in using the warranty date minus 30
months, then pencil in when the next 180 day service is due. All used monoculars received by the unit
must have a 180 day service performed. If using an automated system such as SAMS or ULLS, use
the equivalent electronic form, to track using the same procedure as for the hard copy DD Form 314.

2-6 INSTALLATION

Installation instructions are contained in TM 11-5855-306-10, Operator's Manual for Monocular Night
Vision Device (MNVD), AN/PVS-14.

Section III. Preventive Maintenance Checks and Services

2-7 PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE CHECKS AND SERVICES (PMCS) TABLE

Preventive maintenance checks and services are contained in TM 11-5855-306-10, Operator's Manual
for Monocular Night Vision Device (MNVD), AN/PVS-14.

2-8 IMAGE INTENSIFIER INSPECTION CRITERIA

Inspection criteria for proper image intensifier operations are contained in TM 11-5855-306-10,
Operator's Manual for Monocular Night Vision Device (MNVD), AN/PVS-14.

Section IV. Unit Troubleshooting

2-9 UNIT TROUBLESHOOTING

Troubleshooting procedures are contained in TM 11-5855-306-10, Operator's Manual for Monocular


Night Vision Device (MNVD), AN/PVS-14.

2-10 RESOLUTION CHECK USING TS-4348/UV TEST SET

Resolution check using TS-4348/UV test set is contained in TM 11-5855-306-10, Operator's Manual for
Monocular Night Vision Device (MNVD), AN/PVS-14.

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Section V. Unit Maintenance Procedures

The following components of the MNVD Monocular Night Vision Device are authorized for removal and
replacement at the unit level.

2-11 REMOVAL AND INSTALLATION OF COMPONENTS

The procedures for removal and installation of the following items can be found in
TM 11-5855-306-10, Operator’s Manual, Monocular Night Vision Device (MNVD), AN/PVS-14.

a. LIF
b. Neck Cord
c. Eyecup/Eyeguard
d. Lens Cover
e. Weapon Mount
f. Compass
g. Demist Shield
h. Sacrificial Window
i. Carrying Case
j. Headmount/Helmet Mount Adapter
k. Headmount
l. Helmet Mount

2-12 REMOVAL AND INSTALLATION OF POWER SWITCH KNOB

The power switch knob can be replaced without disturbing any of the monocular’s assemblies. One
lock pin secures the knob to the shaft.

INITIAL SETUP
Test Facility

Standard workbench in the electronic repair service area

Tools

Hex wrench .050"

Materials/Parts

Power Switch Knob, (Appendix C, Figure C-2, Item 11)

REMOVAL

(1) With the .050" hex wrench, unthread knob lock pin counterclockwise.

(2) Remove knob lock pin and remove knob (Figure 1-3).

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INSTALLATION

(1) Position knob on switch shaft. Align lock pinhole in knob with lock pinhole in shaft.

(2) Insert lock pin into knob and use the .050" hex wrench to tighten lock pin hand tight.

2-13 REMOVAL AND INSTALLATION OF GAIN CONTROL KNOB

Inspect gain control knob (Figure 1-3), which may be loose, missing, or broken.

INITIAL SETUP
Test Facility

Standard workbench in the electronic repair service area

Tools

Hex wrench .050"

Materials/Parts

Gain Control Knob (Appendix C, Figure C-2, Item 14)

REMOVAL

(1) With .050" hex wrench, loosen the two setscrews located on the side of the knob.

(2) Remove the gain control knob.

INSTALLATION

(1) Position the gain control knob on potentiometer shaft.

(2) Use .050" hex wrench to tighten the two setscrews hand tight.

2-14 REMOVAL AND INSTALLATION OF BATTERIES/BATTERY CARTRIDGE

WARNING

Do not carry batteries in pockets containing metal objects such as coins,


keys, etc. Metal objects can cause batteries to short circuit and become
very hot.

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2-14 REMOVAL AND INSTALLATION OF BATTERIES/BATTERY CARTRIDGE - Continued


Batteries are replaced by user per TM 11-5855-306-10, Operator's Manual, Monocular Night Vision
Device (MNVD), AN/PVS-14.

Inspect battery cartridge and O-ring for damage or loss. Replace battery cartridge or O-ring if damaged
or missing.

INITIAL SETUP

Test Facility
Standard workbench in the electronic repair service area

Tools

None
Materials/Parts
Battery cartridge (Appendix C, Figure C-2, Item 16 )
O-ring (Appendix C, Figure C-2, Item 15)
Lubricant (Silicone Grease) (Appendix D, Item 2)

REMOVAL

(1) Remove battery cartridge (Figure 1-3) by squeezing the two tabs together and pulling out.

INSTALLATION

(1) Apply a light coating of lubricant on the O-ring before inserting it into the groove in the
battery cartridge.

(2) Replace battery cartridge by pushing cartridge at pressure points into the housing, making
sure both latches on either side are engaged. You will feel them click into place.

2-15 REMOVAL AND INSTALLATION OF BROWPADS

(1) Remove old browpad (Figure 2-1) by grasping the headband and peeling off the old
browpad.

(2) Replace browpad by gently pressing on the new browpad and smoothing out any wrinkles
in new browpad.

2-16 REMOVAL AND INSTALLATION OF NECK PADS


(1) Remove vertical adjustment strap (Figure 2-1) from sliding bar buckle at rear of neck pad.

(2) Remove right chinstrap from sliding bar buckle on right side of neck pad. Remove left
snap from left side of neck pad.

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(3) Unlace neck pad straps (Figure 2-2) from strap retaining tabs in headband (Figure 2-1).

(4) Replace neck pad by lacing straps as shown in Figure 2-2. Lift upper strap retention tab to
allow neck pad strap to be inserted into fastener area.

Figure 2-1. Headmount Components Removal and Installation.

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2-16 REMOVAL AND INSTALLATION OF NECK PADS - Continued

Figure 2-2. Lacing of Right and Left Neck Pad Straps.

(5) Slip neck pad strap under upper strap retention tab. Straighten strap, pulling strap under
lower strap retention tab.

(6) Repeat steps 4 and 5 for the other side of neck pad and headband.

2-17 REMOVAL AND INSTALLATION OF CHINSTRAP

(1) Remove chinstrap (Figure 2-1) by unsnapping the two snaps from the left side of the
headband and neck pad. Unbuckle the chinstraps from narrow strap and right side of neck pad.

(2) Replace the chinstrap by installing two snaps on the left side of the headband and neck
pad. Lace the two right straps into their respective sliding bar buckles on the right side of the headband
and neck pad. (Figure 2-3)

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Figure 2-3. Lacing of Sliding Bar Buckles.

2-18 REMOVAL AND INSTALLATION OF CROSS STRAP

(1) Remove browpad (para 2-15.)

(2) Remove neck pad (para 2-16.)

(3) Remove cross-strap front strap from headband (Figure 2-1) by unthreading strap from
headband slots.

(4) Slide strap free of headband by sliding left and right strap loops off at rear of headmount.

NOTE

The elastic straps should be on top of the vertical adjustment strap when
headmount is properly installed.

(5) Replace cross-strap by installing left and right strap loops onto headband. Thread cross-
strap front strap through front top headband slot from inside headband. Pull strap out and thread back
through bottom slot.

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(6) Replace neck pad (para 2-16.)

(7) Attach chinstrap right rear strap to right sliding bar buckle on neck pad.

(8) Refer to Figure 2-3 for correct lacing. Attach chinstrap (Figure 2-1) left rear snap to mating
fastener on neck pad.

(9) Attach cross-strap vertical adjustment strap into mating sliding bar buckle attached to
center outside of neck pad.

(10) Replace browpad (para 2-15.)

2-19 REMOVAL AND INSTALLATION OF HELMET MOUNT

(1) Press the release (Figure 2-4) to remove the mount from the helmet mount bracket.

(2) Replace the helmet mount by inserting the top edge of the helmet mount under the keeper
on the helmet mount bracket and rotate downward until the latch engages.

Figure 2-4. Installation of Helmet Mount.

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2-20 REMOVAL AND INSTALLATION OF MAGNET ON METAL HELMET MOUNT

INITIAL SETUP
Test Facility

Standard workbench in the electronic repair service area

Tools

Hex wrench 5/64-in.

Materials/Parts
None

REMOVAL

(1) With 5/64-in. hex wrench, remove the two screws located behind the socket.
(2) Remove the magnet on the metal helmet mount.

(3) Removed magnet should be placed in case for storage.

INSTALLATION
(1) Position the magnet by aligning with the holes in the metal helmet mount and insert the
two screws. (Figure 2-5.)
(2) Use 5/64-in. hex wrench to tighten the two screws hand tight.

Figure 2-5. Magnet, Metal Helmet Mount.


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2-21 REPAINTING AND REFINISHING REQUIREMENTS

Unit maintenance personnel are not authorized or required to repaint or refinish any component of
monocular, accessories, carrying case or shipping and storage case.

2-22 LUBRICATION REQUIREMENTS

The only lubrication authorized at this level is lubrication of the battery cartridge O-ring (Appendix D,
Item 2).

Section VI. Preparation for Storage and Shipment

2-23 PACKING THE MNVD

(1) Remove any batteries that may be in the battery compartment and replace the battery
cartridge. Do not store the monocular with batteries installed.

(2) Replace lens covers on the objective lens and eyepiece lens. Insert the monocular,
objective lens end first, into the carrying case.

NOTE

Before returning the monocular or any component to the carrying case,


make sure it and the carrying case are free of dirt, dust, and moisture.

(3) Make sure the monocular and accessories are stored in the appropriate locations in the
carrying case (Figure 1-2, sheet 1) and close the case.

(4) Return the carrying case to the proper location in the shipping and storage case and close
the cover. Make sure all fasteners on the outside of shipping and storage case are secured.

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CHAPTER 3
DIRECT SUPPORT MAINTENANCE INSTRUCTIONS

Page

Overview ............................................................................................................................3-1
Common Tools and Equipment ...........................................................................................3-1
Special Tools, TMDE and Support Equipment .....................................................................3-2
Repair Parts ........................................................................................................................3-2
Site and Shelter Requirements ............................................................................................3-2
Service Upon Receipt of Material ........................................................................................3-2
Scope ..................................................................................................................................3-3
Direct Support Troubleshooting ...........................................................................................3-3
TS-3895A/UV Preparation for Use.......................................................................................3-7
Testing Resolution Using TS-3895A/UV ..............................................................................3-7
Electrical Troubleshooting .................................................................................................3-13
Black Spot Check ..............................................................................................................3-14
Removal, Repair, and Replacement of Eyepiece Lens ......................................................3-20
Setting Zero Diopter for Eyepiece......................................................................................3-29
Removal and Installation of Battery Housing .....................................................................3-34
Removal and Installation of Image Intensifier ....................................................................3-39
Removal and Installation of Objective Lens .......................................................................3-43
Objective Lens Infinity Focus Setting .................................................................................3-47
Removal and Installation of Monocular Housing ................................................................3-49
Purging..............................................................................................................................3-50
Operational Checks ...........................................................................................................3-54
Packing the MNVD ............................................................................................................3-54
Shipping the Image Intensifier ...........................................................................................3-54

OVERVIEW

Direct support maintenance personnel are authorized by the Maintenance Allocation Chart (MAC) to
perform inspection, repair, and replacement procedures to return the monocular to operational status.

Section I. Repair Parts, Tools, Special Tools, TMDE, and Support Equipment

3-1 COMMON TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT

For authorized common tools and equipment, refer to the Modified Table of Organization and
Equipment (MTOE), CTA 50-970, or CTA-8-100, as applicable to your unit.

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3-2 SPECIAL TOOLS, TMDE, AND SUPPORT EQUIPMENT

Refer to Appendix B for the Maintenance Allocation Chart (MAC) and to Appendix C for Repair Parts
and Special Tools List (RPSTL) for information on special tools, Test, Measurement, and Diagnostic
Equipment (TMDE), and support equipment required at the Direct Support Maintenance. In addition,
instructions for a fabricated black spot text fixture are contained in Appendix E.

3-3 REPAIR PARTS

Repair parts required by Direct Support Maintenance to maintain the MNVD are listed and illustrated in
Appendix C.

Section II. Service Upon Receipt

3-4 SITE AND SHELTER REQUIREMENTS

Direct Support maintenance requirements for site and shelter are the same as those specified in
paragraph 2-4 with the additional requirement of a clean station. The clean station is an area that is
dirt-free and environmentally controlled for temperature and humidity, such as a bench top, where you
can repair and service the battery housing of the monocular. Because the clean station is where the
battery housing is opened, exposing the inside lens surfaces and the optics of the image intensifier, it
must be free of debris or any other material that can enter a disassembled system and contaminate it.
The clean station does not require a flow hood.

3-5 SERVICE UPON RECEIPT OF MATERIAL

Requirements for inspecting equipment are the same as those for Unit Maintenance. Refer to
TM 11-5855-306-10, Operator's Manual, Monocular Night Vision Device (MNVD), AN/PVS-14.

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Section III. Direct Support Servicing

3-6 SCOPE

NOTE

The TS-4348/UV Test Set can be used for the 180 day service
PASS/FAIL resolution testing. When an image intensifier FAILS the
resolution test using the TS-4348/UV Test Set, the system must be
rechecked using the TS-3895A/UV Test Set. The TS-3895A/UV Test Set
determines the final outcome of the image intensifier being tested.

Before a monocular is placed into use, it must receive the 180-day service if it is not a newly fielded
system. A 180-day service is performed on the monocular by the Direct Support. This 180-day service
consists of a PMCS, purging and a resolution test (using the TS-4348/UV or TS-3895A/UV). If a system
Passes the resolution testing, no faults found during PMCS and is purged, then the monocular has met
all requirements for the 180-day service using either test set. Refer to paragraph 2-7 for the PMCS
checks. Instructions for the other servicing requirements are contained in this section.

180 Day Servicing.

a. PMCS - Refer to TM 11-5855-306-10, Operator's Manual, Monocular Night Vision Device


(MNVD), AN/PVS-14.

b. Purging -(para 3-19.)

c. Resolution Test - For TS-4348/UV, refer to TM 11-5855-306-10, Operator's Manual, Monocular


Night Vision Device (MNVD), AN/PVS-14. For TS-3895A/UV, (para 3-9.)

Section IV. Direct Support Troubleshooting

3-7 DIRECT SUPPORT TROUBLESHOOTING

CAUTION

Maintenance for the MNVD should be performed in an environment that is


as dust free as possible to protect optical assemblies and image
intensifier.

a. Purpose of Troubleshooting. Troubleshooting is required to isolate and identify defective


assemblies in the MNVD. Troubleshooting consists of performing inspections and operational checks
to determine the symptom of the malfunction. The direct support troubleshooting table is then used to
determine the probable cause, further troubleshooting instructions, and the required corrective action.
Image intensifier malfunctions can be determined by using TS-3895A/UV test set to assess image
intensifier and resolution at high and low-illumination levels. Electrical troubleshooting consists of using
a standard multimeter to determine failures in the battery housing, which could result in lack of power to
the image intensifier.

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b. Direct Support of Troubleshooting. Table 3-1 is to be used as a guide for systematic and
efficient procedures to isolate malfunctions in the monocular. This table cannot list all the malfunctions
that may occur, all the tests and inspections needed to find the fault, or all the corrective actions
needed to correct the fault. If equipment malfunction is not listed or actions listed do not correct the
fault, notify your supervisor.

CAUTION

Before proceeding with any corrective action, confirm that the monocular
or image intensifier is out of the warranty period. Failure to utilize war-
ranty coverage will result in excess charges to the unit. (para 1-7).

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Table 3-1. Troubleshooting.

PROBLEM PROBABLE CAUSE CORRECTIVE ACTION

No green glow observed Batteries dead, or battery Replace batteries or battery


in eyepiece (image intensifier cartridge damaged. cartridge (para 2-14)
not illuminated).
Defective image intensifier or Perform electrical troubleshooting
battery housing. Procedure (para 3-10.)

IR illumination source not Defective battery housing. Replace battery housing (para 3-
operative. 14).

IR illumination indicator light Defective light pipe in eyepiece. Replace light pipe (para 3-15.)
not operative.

Defective battery housing. Replace battery housing (para 3-


14.)

Defective low-battery detection Defective light pipe in eyepiece. Replace light pipe (para 3-15)
capability.

Defective battery housing. Replace battery housing (para 3-


14.)

Image not clear. Dirty lens. Clean the objective and eyepiece
lens of monocular by using
isopropyl alcohol and cotton-tipped
applicators. Moisten applicator with
alcohol and use circular motions
beginning at the center of the
lenses and moving in larger circles
to the outside of the lenses. Reset
(para 3-13).

Eyepiece out of focus. Refocus eyepiece.

Objective lens out of focus. Refocus objective lens. Reset


(para 3-17.)

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Table 3-1. Troubleshooting - Continued.

PROBLEM PROBABLE CAUSE CORRECTIVE ACTION

Image not clear. Moisture in lenses. Inspect for cracked housing or


Cont’d. defective O-rings. Replace
defective parts and purge
monocular (para 3-19)

If no damaged parts are found,


clean optics and purge monocular
to remove moisture (para 3-19)

Optical system damaged. Inspect eyepiece and


Objective lens. Replace defective
eyepiece lens
(para 3-12) or objective lens (para
3-16).

Image will not focus at or Objective infinity focus not Perform objective lens infinity focus
Near infinity. adjusted. adjustment (para 3-17).

Diopter adjustment cannot be Defective eyepiece. Replace eyepiece (para 3-12).


made.

Monocular fails resolution test. Objective infinity focus not Set objective infinity focus (para 3-
properly set. 17)

Eyepiece out of focus. Refocus eyepiece. Set diopter


(para 3-13).

Optical system damaged. Inspect eyepiece and objective


lens. Replace defective eyepiece
lens (para 3-12) or objective lens
(para 3-16).

Moisture in main housing. Inspect for cracked housing or


defective O-rings. Replace
defective parts and purge
monocular (para 3-19).

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Table 3-1. Troubleshooting - Continued.

PROBLEM PROBABLE CAUSE CORRECTIVE ACTION

Monocular fails resolution test Defective image intensifier. Replace image intensifier (para 3-
Cont’d. 15).

Monocular does not cut off Defective battery housing. Replace battery housing (para 3-
within 70 ±30 seconds in 14).
daylight or bright room light.
Do not use fluorescent lighting.

3-8 TS-3895A/UV PREPARATION FOR USE

Use TM 11-5855-264-14, Operator’s, Unit, Direct Support and General Support Maintenance Manual
for TS-3895A/UV test sets, to set up the test set and perform self-test.

NOTE

Before using the TS-3895A/UV, refer to TM 11-5855-264-14, to


familiarize yourself with the operation, warnings, and cautions associated
with that test equipment.

3-9 TESTING RESOLUTION USING TS-3895A/UV

NOTE

The TS-4348/UV does have the capability of testing resolution (refer to


TM 11-5855-306-10).

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INITIAL SETUP

Test Facility

Clean station in the electronic repair service area.

Tools

None

Equipment

TS-3895A/UV (Appendix B, Item 2)

Materials/Parts

Cotton-tipped applicators (Appendix D, Item 10)


Isopropyl alcohol (Appendix D, Item 1)

PROCEDURE

(1) Unpack monocular and test set.

(2) Clean objective and eyepiece lens of monocular with cotton-tipped applicators and
isopropyl alcohol.

(3) Review the location of major components (Figure 3-1).

(4) Ensure that test port lenses of test set are clean and free of dirt.

(5) Attach the large goggle adapter to either test port and cover remaining test port.

(6) Attach monocular to test set by inserting the objective lens into the adapter (Figure 3-2).

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LOW LIGHT TUBE RESOLUTION TEST

NOTE

• The following test must be performed in a darkened area. Your


eyes must be dark-adapted to perform this test. It takes a
minimum of 10 minutes to become properly dark-adapted for low
light resolution evaluation. However, if you have just been
exposed to bright sunlight, dark adaptation will take longer.

• Do not reject monocular for resolution unless your eyes have been
adequately dark-adapted.

• Review the following test procedure before entering the darkened


area.

Figure 3-1. Location of Major Components on Test Set.

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Figure 3-2. Inserting Monocular into Test Set.

(1) Turn the selector switch to the LOW LIGHT RESOLUTION (yellow) position.

(2) Place the goggle switch in the down position.

(3) Turn off the room lights and let your eyes adjust to the dark.

NOTE

The following test must be performed in a darkened area. Your eyes


must be dark-adapted to perform this test. It takes a minimum of 10
minutes to become properly dark-adapted for low light resolution
evaluation. However, if you have just been exposed to bright sunlight,
dark adaptation will take longer.

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(4) Turn on monocular.

(5) Turn the gain control fully clockwise, to turn the gain all the way up.

(6) Focus objective lens and then the eyepiece lens for best focus to obtain the sharpest
image.

(7) Look for flashing, flickering, instability, emission points, or edge glow (refer to
TM 11-5855-306-10). If any unacceptable conditions are noted, replace image intensifier (para 3-15).

(8) Now observe the test pattern. You must be able to distinguish all three horizontal lines
and all three vertical lines to count seeing the Element (Figure 3-3). You must be able to see Element
3 on the bottom of the test pattern for monocular to pass.

Figure 3-3. Low Light Element In Resolution Test Pattern.

(9) If monocular fails, recheck objective lens and eyepiece lens focus to make sure you have
the sharpest image.

(10) If monocular still fails, refer to Table 3-1 Troubleshooting.

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HIGH LIGHT TUBE RESOLUTION TEST

(1) Turn the selector switch to the HIGH LIGHT RESOLUTION (blue) position (Figure 3-1).

(2) Place the goggle switch in the up position.

(3) Turn the gain control fully clockwise, to turn the gain all the way up.

(4) Refocus the objective lens and eyepiece lens to obtain the sharpest image.

(5) Look for flashing, flickering, shading, or bright spots (refer to TM 11-5855-306-10). If any
unacceptable conditions are noted, replace image intensifier (para 3-15).

(6) Now observe the test pattern. You must be able to distinguish all three horizontal lines
and all three vertical lines to count seeing the Element (Figure 3-4). You must be able to see Element
3 on top of the test pattern for monocular to pass.

Figure 3-4. High Light Element In Resolution Test Pattern.

(7) If monocular fails, recheck the objective lens and eyepiece lens focus to make sure you
have the sharpest image.

(8) If monocular still fails, refer to Table 3-1 Troubleshooting.

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3-10 ELECTRICAL TROUBLESHOOTING

If image intensifier does not work after replacing with known good batteries, perform the following
procedure to electrically troubleshoot the housing.

INITIAL SETUP

Test Facility

Clean station in the electronic repair service area

Tools

None

Equipment

Multimeter (Appendix B, Item 3)

Materials/Parts

None

PROCEDURE

(1) Remove battery housing (para 3-14).

NOTE

Check contacts and leads and clean as necessary.

(2) Set multimeter to measure 3 Vdc.

(3) With known good batteries in battery compartment, position power switch to ON.

(4) Apply test probes to the tube contact pins (Figure 3-5). The red test probe goes to positive
(+) contact and black test probe goes to negative (–) contact.

NOTE

Confirm the monocular or image intensifier is out of warranty period


before replacing battery housing or image intensifier (para 1-7).

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(5) If 2.5 Vdc to 3.2 Vdc is present, replace image intensifier (para 3-15). If voltage is
incorrect, remove and replace battery housing (para 3-14).

Figure 3-5. Image Intensifier Contact Pin Location.

3-11 BLACK SPOT CHECK

Black spots are cosmetic blemishes and do not affect reliability. Generally, you can assume that the
black spot was there during acceptance testing. However, occasionally the need may arise to verify the
location, size, and number of spots. This test allows the maintainer to evaluate possible out-of-
specification black spots, dark spots, or opaque spots in the image area against the specifications for
the image intensifier. This test will also allow the isolation of dirt and debris such as hair between the
optics.

INITIAL SETUP

Test Facility

Dark room

Tools

Measuring tape
3-volt incandescent flashlight or smaller (Appendix D, Item 11)
Alcohol dispenser (Appendix D, Item 5)

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Equipment

Light source: LED on any other night vision device (AN/PVS-5X, AN/PVS-7X, or
MNVD) or an IR light transmitter (Appendix B, Item 14)
Tripod or fabricated Block Spot Target Test Fixture (Appendix E, Figure E-1,
Items 2-8)

Materials/Parts

Cotton-tipped applicators (Appendix D, Item 10)


Isopropyl alcohol (Appendix D, Item 1)
Data sheet

NOTE

• The following test must be performed in a darkened area. Your


eyes must be dark-adapted to perform this test. It takes
approximately 10 minutes to become properly dark-adapted for
low light resolution evaluation. However, if you have been
exposed to bright sunlight, dark adaptation will take longer.

• Review the following test procedure before entering the darkened


area.

• You will need a flashlight filter to read this procedure while in the
darkened area.

LIGHTS ON

(1) Set up your dark room as shown in Figure 3-6 or Figure 3-7.

Figure 3-6. Dark Room Setup with Test Fixture.


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(2) Position the Black Spot Check so the center ring is at eye level during testing.

(3) Clean objective and eyepiece lenses of the systems to be tested by using isopropyl
alcohol and cotton-tipped applicators. Moisten applicator with alcohol and use circular motions
beginning at the center of the lens and moving in larger circles to the outside of the lens.

(4) Position the monocular to be tested on the tripod or test fixture and secure it. The front
surface of the objective lens of monocular should be exactly 30 inches from the target at height of the
center ring.

(5) Position the light source behind, to the left, right, top, or bottom of the tripod to prevent
shadows on the targets. Make sure that your position when looking through monocular does not
produce shadows on the target.

Figure 3-7. Dark Room Setup with Tripod.

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NOTE

• The following test must be performed in a darkened area. Your


eyes must be dark-adapted to perform this test. It takes a
minimum of 10 minutes to become properly dark-adapted for low
light resolution evaluation. However, if you have just been
exposed to bright sunlight, dark adaptation will take longer.

• Do not reject monocular for resolution unless your eyes have been
adequately dark-adapted.

• Review the following test procedure before entering the darkened


area.

LIGHTS OFF

(1) Switch off the room lights.

(2) Turn on monocular and turn the gain control clockwise, to turn the gain all the way up.

(3) Check the dark room for light leaks using another set of night vision devices (AN/PVS-5X,
AN/PVS-7X or AN/PVS-14) and eliminate any leaks you find. Follow good dark room techniques.

(4) Turn on the light source and look through monocular. Uniformly illuminate the target by
moving the light source closer or farther from the target. Eliminate any shadows.

(5) Alternately adjust objective focus and diopter setting, AT WORKING DISTANCE, until the
best focus is achieved. You must have the proper focus and the exact working distance of 30 inches
from the front surface of the objective lens to achieve correct results.

(6) Look at the edge of the spots in the center ring, and move light source forward or back for
the best spot contrast. Remember to refocus the objective each time you view a different ring of the
chart.

(7) Use the flashlight to recheck the exact position of monocular at 30 inches (±1 inch). This
distance from the target to the objective is critical and must be maintained during testing.

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TEST METHOD

(1) Center the view so it is concentric with the test target rings. (The dotted line represents a
circle of 17.5 mm on the cathode surface of image intensifier.) Use the lines to the left and right of the
outer circle to accomplish this.

(2) Observe the image for black spots.

NOTE

The total diameter of image intensifier may vary between 17.5 mm and
18.5 mm. Evaluate only those black spots in the area of the image inside
the 17.5 mm circle. The dotted line in the second ring marks this 17.5
mm area. Spots that are located outside the dotted circle are not a cause
for rejecting image intensifier.

(3) Identify the ring of the chart that bounds the black spot you are evaluating.

(4) Refocus the objective for the best focus on the ring of the chart identified above.

(5) Using the allowable spot-size chart in that particular ring, determine the size of the black
spot.

NOTE

Circular spots will correspond easily to this chart. However, irregular


(non-circular) spots require you to judge the area of the spot in question
against the area of the circular spot on the chart.

(6) Count the number of spots, by spot size, in each ring and record these figures.

PASS/FAIL CRITERIA

(1) Refer to Table 3-2 listing allowable spots and sizes to determine if the image intensifier
under test should be rejected.

Table 3-2. Monocular Allowable Black Spots and Sizes.


Number of spots Number of spots
Number of Spots within annulus within annulus
Size of spots within 0.22 inch bounded by 2 circles bounded by circles
(inches) diameter circle 0.22 and 0.58 inch 0.58 inch diameter
diameter and total screen
diameter

0.009 or larger 0 0 0
0.006 to 0.009 0 1 2
0.003 to 0.006 0 2 3
NOTE: The 0.22 and 0.58 inch circles on the image screen shall be concentric with the optical
axis of the assembly.
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(2) The image intensifier fails if the black spot (circular) is larger than the maximum spot size
indicated on the chart for the ring in which the spot (circular) is located, or if the number of spots
exceeds the number of spots allowed for that ring.

(3) The image intensifier fails if the maintenance person determines, by comparison, that the
area of the non-circular spot is larger than the area of the largest circular spot designated in that ring.
This will be a subjective evaluation so remember that these spots were evaluated before Government
acceptance at the contractor’s plant and passed. Judging the area is difficult. See Examples 1 and 2
of Figure 3-8. Do not reject an image intensifier for an irregularly shaped spot by its diameter alone.

Figure 3-8. Black Spot Evaluation.

(4) Consider two spots and the distance between them as one spot anytime that this distance
between the two spots is less than the diameter of either spot. The image intensifier fails if this total
dimension (diameter) is greater than the allowable spot size diameter for the ring in which the spots are
located.

(5) A shaded area may surround a black spot. Consider the shaded area as part of the spot if
the high light level resolution chart cannot be read through the shaded area (DS is to determine using
TS-3895A/UV). The image intensifier fails if the combined area of the spot and the shaded area
exceed the maximum area of the largest spot for the ring in which the spot is located.

(6) Do not reject an image intensifier for a black spot that is located outside the dotted ring on
the black spot chart.

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NOTE

If an image intensifier is rejected on the basis of this test for black spots,
do not immediately reject the system for a defective image intensifier. It
is possible that some of the spots may be caused by contamination inside
the monocular and on the surfaces of the optics. You must disassemble
the monocular and clean and inspect for dirt, debris, fingerprints, or other
foreign material. Reassemble monocular and recheck the image area for
black spots.

Section V. Direct Support Maintenance Procedures

The following procedures detail removal and installation of assemblies as authorized by the MAC
located in Appendix B in this manual.

3-12 REMOVAL, REPAIR, AND REPLACEMENT OF EYEPIECE LENS

If an eyepiece lens is defective, it can be removed, repaired, and replaced without disassembling the
monocular.
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INITIAL SETUP

Test Facility

Clean station in the electronic repair service area

Tools

Spanner wrench (Appendix B, Item 10)


Screwdriver, flat-tipped (Appendix B, Item 9)
10X (or greater) eye loop or magnifier (Appendix B, Item 19)
Retaining ring pliers (Appendix B, Item 16)
Alcohol dispenser (Appendix D, Item 5)
Heat Gun (Appendix B, Item 17
Needle Nose Pliers (Appendix B, Item 18)

Materials/Parts

Eyepiece lens, 25 mm (Appendix C, Figure C-2, Item 7)


O-ring (Appendix C, Figure C-2, Item 5)
Cotton-tipped applicators (Appendix D, Item 10)
Isopropyl alcohol (for glass lenses) (Appendix D, Item 1)

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Can of compressed air (Appendix D, Item 9)


Lubricant (Silicone Grease), (Appendix D, Item 2)
Eyepiece Retaining Ring (Appendix C, Figure C-3, Item 7)
Epoxy Adhesive (Appendix D, Item 12)
Shop towels (Appendix D, Item 6
Lens paper (Appendix D, Item 7)
NOTE

Confirm the monocular is out of warranty period before replacing the


eyepiece lens (para 1-7).

REMOVAL

The eyepiece lens attaches to the large-diameter end of the monocular housing and is secured with a
locking ring. Remove lens as described below.

NOTE

It may facilitate removing the eyepiece lens by allowing an airflow behind


the lens. To allow this, remove purge screw using a screwdriver.

Normal Procedure

(1) Hold the monocular so eyepiece faces you.

(2) Set eyepiece focus ring to +2, then use the spanner wrench to turn eyepiece locking ring
clockwise (Figure 3-9).

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(3) Grasp the eyepiece lens (less eyepiece locking ring) and turn it counterclockwise until it
separates from monocular housing.

NOTE

You may remove eyepiece locking ring, to replace if needed.

Alternate Procedure

NOTE

Use this procedure if the locking ring does not turn free of eyepiece.

(1) Hold the monocular so eyepiece faces you.

(2) Set eyepiece focus ring to +2, then use the spanner wrench to turn the eyepiece locking
ring clockwise (Figure 3-9).

(3) Apply the eyepiece spanner wrench to the eyepiece locking ring. Apply the second
eyepiece spanner wrench to the large flange of the eyepiece. Locate the two spanner wrenches so that
they form a "V" with the handles spread approximately 15° to 30° apart in order to break the bond of the
locking ring/eyepiece.

(4) Support the monocular housing that is being disassembled with one hand. Use the other
hand to squeeze the two spanner wrenches together at the wide portion of the "V" form and free the
bond of the locking ring and eyepiece. Continue to support monocular housing with one spanner
wrench engaged with locking ring with one hand.

(5) Grasp the eyepiece (less eyepiece locking ring) and turn it counterclockwise until it
separates from monocular housing.

NOTE

You may remove eyepiece locking ring, to replace if needed.

NOTE

Clean bonding material from parts prior to reassembling locking ring and
eyepiece.

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REPAIR

Repair eyepiece lens (Figure 3-10) according to the following steps.

Figure 3-10. Components of Eyepiece Lens.

(1) To remove eyepiece retaining ring, use a heat gun to heat entire eyepiece retaining ring
for approximately three minutes

(2) Place needle nose pliers between the lip of the eyepiece retaining ring and the eyepiece,
lift to remove

(3) With one hand, hold eyepiece by its largest diameter so the outside of lens faces you and
support the end of the eyepiece cell with the palm of your hand. Use your other hand to turn eyepiece
focus ring clockwise until continued turning does not cause the eyepiece cell to move anymore. At this
point, the threads are no longer engaged. Do not let eyepiece cell drop.

(4) Pull eyepiece cell out of the eyepiece focus. Using the 10X eye loop or magnifier, inspect
O-ring for nicks, cuts, or flat spots. If it is defective, replace it as described in step 5. If not, proceed to
step 6.

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CAUTION

Do not use a sharp implement to remove O-ring.

(5) To remove O-ring from the eyepiece cell, use the fingers of one hand to squeeze O-ring
and at the same time slide your fingers up to push part of O-ring out of its groove. Grasp O-ring with
the fingers of your other hand and pull it off the eyepiece cell.

(6) Inspect the eyepiece cell and eyepiece focus and replace any piece that is broken,
excessively worn, or has damaged threads. Use a magnifier to confirm any suspected damage.

CAUTION

• Do not use petroleum jelly to lubricate o-ring.

• Do not get any fingerprints or lubrication on lens surfaces of the cell.


The lens has a magnesium fluoride coating on its surface and is easily
damaged. Clean lens immediately with cotton-tipped applicators and
isopropyl alcohol.

(7) Using a cotton-tipped applicator, apply a light coat of lubricant around new O-ring and
carefully slip it into the groove on eyepiece cell. Also, lightly coat the three exposed threaded sections
of eyepiece cell.

CAUTION

Do not lubricate the threads on the inside of eyepiece focus ring or the
threads on the outside of monocular housing.

(8) Set eyepiece focus ring so the white reference dot lines up with the –2 mark.

(9) Holding the eyepiece cell so you do not touch lenses, align the threaded segments of the
lens cell with the slots in the eyepiece focus ring and carefully push the cell into the eyepiece focus ring
until it stops.

(10) Cover the interior lens surface of eyepiece cell with clean lens paper and grasp the large
flange of eyepiece focus ring between the thumb and middle finger of one hand while pressing on the
rim of the lens cell with your index finger (Figure 3-11). Hold eyepiece focus ring with the fingers of the
other hand and at the same time, gently press on the rim of the lens cell and turn eyepiece focus ring
counterclockwise to engage the threads. Continue to turn focus knob counterclockwise until it stops.
Do not overtighten. The +2 mark must stop to the left of the dot (looking at the numbers so they are
upright) but not beyond the second hole to the left of white reference dot (Figure 3-12). If dot does not
align within these limits, proceed to the next step. If white dot does align within the limits, go to
INSTALLATION.

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Figure 3-11. Inserting Eyepiece Lens Cell into the Eyepiece Focus Ring.

Figure 3-12. Identifying the Limits for Diopter Plus (+) Travel.

(11) Rotate eyepiece focus ring clockwise past the –2 mark once and stop at the –2 mark on
the second turn.

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(12) Withdraw the eyepiece lens cell and turn it one-third turn in either direction. Reinstall the
lens cell as described in step 8. If the dot aligns within the limits of step 8, go to INSTALLATION. If
white reference dot still does not align within the limits, repeat steps 9 and 10 a second time, but make
sure to turn the lens cell the same direction as the first time. If dot still does not align, move indicator
plate as described below in steps 11 through 16.

(13) Position the lens cell so the +2 mark and white reference dot are the closest to the
requirements described in step 8.

(14) Turn focus ring fully counterclockwise. Note how far and in what direction you need to
move the indicator plate to meet the requirement.

(15) Using the retaining pliers, carefully remove the snap ring on the end of eyepiece.

(16) With eyepiece sitting on a flat surface, small diameter up, rotate eyepiece focus ring
slightly clockwise until there is just enough room to move the indicator plate to another hole.

(17) Move indicator plate the amount and in the direction determined in step 12. The white
reference dot should line up with the +2 mark. If it does not, the following is still acceptable: The white
dot is in the nearest position to the right of the +2 mark (as you would look into the eyepiece).

(18) Using the retaining pliers, replace snap ring. Make sure it is seated in its groove and does
not bind the lens cell.

INSTALLATION

CAUTION

Take care not to apply too much epoxy adhesive to the eyepiece retaining
ring.

CAUTION

Prior to installation of eyepiece retaining ring, Zero Diopter must be set

The reassembled eyepiece cell, O-ring, and eyepiece focus ring are reattached to monocular
housing as follows:

(1) Use alcohol to clean any remaining epoxy adhesive from eyepiece.

(2) Apply a thin bead of epoxy adhesive to eyepiece retaining ring and insert eyepiece
retaining ring into eyepiece. (Figure 3-13)

(3) Turn eyepiece retaining ring one-quarter turn to evenly smooth epoxy adhesive
between eyepiece retaining ring and eyepiece.

(4) Place eyepiece on a flat surface with the eyepiece retaining ring down to prevent
epoxy adhesive from flowing onto the eyepiece lens.

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(5) Allow seven days for epoxy adhesive to cure.

(6) If monocular’s purge screw has not been removed, use a screwdriver to remove it.

Figure 3-13. Applying Epoxy Adhesive to Eyepiece Retaining Ring

(7) Make sure the surfaces of both interior eyepiece lens and image intensifier’s output optics
are clean. If not, clean them with a cotton-tipped applicator moistened with isopropyl alcohol. Rub
gently in a circular motion starting at the center and move outward with larger circles. Using clean
compressed or canned air or nitrogen, blow out monocular housing to remove any lint or foreign
material.

CAUTION

Do not get any lubricant on the threads on the outside of monocular


housing.

(8) Apply a light coat of lubricant to the inside surface of Monocular housing where the O-ring
will travel (Figure 3-14).

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Figure 3-14. Applying Lubricant to Inside of Monocular Housing.

NOTE

Make sure the range of travel of eyepiece focus ring is at least +2 to -6.
The +2 mark should not move past the second hole to the left of the white
dot. If it moves too far, move indicator plate as described under REPAIR
steps 11 through 16.

(9) Rotate eyepiece focus ring (Figure 3-15) counterclockwise so the white dot lines up with
the +2 mark. Carefully insert eyepiece onto the monocular. Turn the large flange counterclockwise
until you hear it click and then turn it clockwise two or three full turns.
(10) Set zero diopter for eyepiece (para 3-13).

(11) Purge the system (para 3-19).

Figure 3-15. Setting Zero Diopter.

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INITIAL SETUP

Test Facility

Electronic repair service area. You do not need a dark room to check the diopter setting;
however, it needs to be dim enough to see the targets.

Tools

Locking ring wrench (Appendix B, Item 10)


Alcohol dispenser (Appendix D, Item 5)

Equipment

Test set, TS-3895A/UV with large goggle adapter and diopter scope (Army) (Appendix B,
Item 2)
Test set, TS-4348/UV (Marine Corps) (Appendix B, Item 1)
Diopter scope (Marine Corps) (Appendix B, Item 4)

Materials/Parts

Cotton-tipped applicators (Appendix D, Item 10)


Isopropyl alcohol (Appendix D, Item 1)

Use TM 11-5855-264-14, Operator’s, Aviation Unit, Direct Support, and General Support
Maintenance Manual for TS-3895A/UV test set, to set up the test set and perform self-test.

SETTING ZERO DIOPTER USING TS-3895A/UV PROCEDURES (ARMY ONLY)

(1) Remove eyecup/eyeguard per TM 11-5855-306-10, Operator's Manual, Monocular Night


Vision Device (MNVD), AN/PVS-14.

(2) Clean objective and eyepiece lens of the monocular by using isopropyl alcohol and cotton-
tipped applicators. Moisten applicator with alcohol and use circular motions beginning at the center of
the lenses and moving in larger circles to the outside of the lenses.

(3) While holding the monocular, loosen its eyepiece locking ring (Figure 3-9) using the end of
the spanner wrench marked EYE and turn it clockwise.

(4) Turn the gain control fully clockwise, to turn the gain all the way up.

(5) Attach the large goggle adapter to either test port on the test set and cover remaining test
port.

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(6) Insert monocular into the large goggle adapter, objective lens down.

(7) Turn the selector switch to COLLIMATION (blue) position.

(8) Remove the diopter scope stored in the collimation attachment by loosening the locking
knob counterclockwise.

(9) Place the collimation attachment over monocular with shutter knob facing you. Push the
clamps into the notches on the sides of the attachment. Tighten locking knobs clockwise (Figure 3-16).

Figure 3-16. Attaching Collimator and Diopter Scope.

(10) After cleaning lenses, insert the large end of the diopter scope into the collimation
attachment.

(11) Close the shutter over the test port not being used by positioning the shutter knob over
that test port. Be sure the goggle switch is in the UP position for this test.

(12) Dim the room lights and let your eyes adjust.

(13) Turn the objective lens fully counterclockwise.

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(14) While holding the large flange of the eyepiece, turn the eyepiece focus ring to
approximately -2 and then counterclockwise so the 0 mark aligns with the white reference dot (Figure
3-15) on the indicator plate. Try not to go past the 0 mark. If you do, turn the focus ring back to -2 and
then try again. This is necessary to account for backlash in the focus ring.

NOTE

Always check and/or set the zero diopter by turning the eyepiece focus
ring in a counterclockwise direction beginning from the minus (–) diopter
direction to account for backlash in the focus ring.

(15) Look through diopter scope and turn the large flange of the eyepiece lens (Figure 3-16)
clockwise until the pattern is seen.

(16) Adjust the objective lens for best focus on the screen. The projected image will not be
sharp (Figure 3-17).

NOTE

• The user must correctly recognize the point of focus on the screen
of the image intensifier. While the projected image will not be
sharp (because of the diopter scope's very high magnification), the
screen of the intensifier will be sharp when correct focus is
achieved.

• The image will appear as a very fine mesh pattern, looking


somewhat like a section of fabric or screen wire under
magnification. Figure 3-17 shows the mesh as viewed with the
TS-3895A/UV.

Figure 3-17. Properly Focused Diopter Image Using TS-3895A/UV.

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(17) Adjust the large flange of eyepiece lens for the best focus or until it bottoms out if best
focus is not achieved. Keep the white referenced dot and 0 mark in line.

NOTE

The white reference dot on the indicator plate may be at any point around
the eyepiece.

CAUTION

Do not use any adhesive to set locking rings.

(18) Use a spanner wrench to tighten the eyepiece-locking ring. Take care not to let the lens
rotate.

(19) Turn eyepiece focus ring fully clockwise until it stops. Look through diopter scope and
adjust eyepiece focus ring for best focus, always approaching best focus in a counterclockwise
direction.

(20) The eyepiece diopter setting should be set at 0 diopter. If the setting exceeds 0 (±1/2
diopter, Figure 3-15), go back to step 17 to reset zero diopter.

(21) Turn the ON/OFF/POWER CHECK switch to OFF.

(22) Turn the room lights back on.

(23) Remove collimation attachment and diopter scope from test set.

CAUTION

To prevent damage to the image intensifier, always turn the monocular's


power switch to OFF before removing the monocular from test set.

(24) Purge the system.(para 3-19).

ALTERNATE ZERO DIOPTER SETTING USING TS-4348/UV PROCEDURES


(MARINE CORPS)

LIGHTS ON

(1) Remove eyecup/eyeguard per TM 11-5885-306-10, Operator's Manual, Monocular Night


Vision Device (MNVD), AN/PVS-14.

(2) If found dirty, clean objective and eyepiece lenses of the monocular by using isopropyl
alcohol and cotton-tipped applicators. Moisten applicator with alcohol and use circular motions
beginning at the center of the lenses and moving in larger circles to the outside of the lenses.

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(3) While holding the monocular, loosen its eyepiece-locking ring (Figure 3-9) using the end of
the spanner wrench marked EYE and turn it clockwise.

(4) Turn the gain control fully clockwise, to turn the gain all the way up.

(5) Insert monocular into the TS-4348/UV test port, objective lens down.

(6) Place the HIGH/LOW switch to HIGH position.

(7) Adjust diopter scope eyepiece while looking at a blank wall so that the crossed reticle lines
are in best focus for your eye.

(8) Adjust diopter scope for a setting of 0 diopter.

(9) Dim the room lights and let your eyes adjust.

(10) Turn objective lens fully counterclockwise.

NOTE

Always check and/or set the zero diopter by turning eyepiece focus ring in
a counterclockwise direction beginning from the minus (–) diopter
direction to account for backlash in the focus ring.

(11) While holding the large flange of the eyepiece, turn the eyepiece focus ring to
approximately -2 and then counterclockwise so the 0 mark aligns with the white reference dot on the
indicator plate. Try not to go past the 0 mark. If you do, turn the focus ring back to -2 and then try
again. This is necessary to account for backlash in the focus ring. (Figure 3-15).

(12) Hold diopter scope in place over the monocular eyepiece.

(13) Turn ON test set by setting the "II/OFF/III" switch to the "III" position.

(14) Turn ON monocular.

(15) Look through diopter scope and turn the large flange of the eyepiece lens (Figure 3-16)
clockwise until the pattern is seen.

(16) Adjust objective lens for best focus. The projected image will not be sharp.

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NOTE

• The user must correctly recognize the point of focus on the screen
of the image intensifier. While the projected image will not be
sharp (because of the diopter scope's very high magnification), the
screen of the intensifier will be sharp when correct focus is
achieved.

• The image will appear as a very fine mesh pattern, looking


somewhat like a section of fabric or screen wire under
magnification. (Figure 3-17).

(17) Adjust the large flange of the eyepiece lens for the best focus or until it bottoms out if best
focus is not achieved. Keep the white referenced dot and 0 mark in line (Figure 3-15).

NOTE

The white reference dot on the indicator plate may be at any point around
the eyepiece.

CAUTION

Do not use any adhesive to set locking rings.

(18) Use a spanner wrench to tighten eyepiece lock ring by turning counterclockwise. Take
care not to let the lens rotate.

(19) Turn eyepiece focus ring fully clockwise until it stops. Look through diopter scope and
adjust eyepiece focus ring for best focus, always approaching best focus in a counterclockwise
direction.

(20) The eyepiece diopter setting should be set at 0 diopter. If setting exceeds 0 (±1/2 diopter,
(Figure 3-15), go back to step 17 to reset the zero diopter.

3-14 REMOVAL AND INSTALLATION OF BATTERY HOUSING

INITIAL SETUP

Test Facility

Clean station in the electronic repair service area

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Tools

Hex wrench 5/64" (Appendix B, Item 9)


Magnifier (Appendix B, Item 19)
Thin-tipped needle nose pliers (Appendix B, Item 18)
4" or 5" general purpose tweezers (Appendix B, Item 9)

Materials/Parts

Lubricant (Silicone Grease), (Appendix D, Item 2)


O-ring (Appendix C, Figure C-2, Item 10)

NOTE

Confirm the monocular is out of warranty period before replacing battery


housing (para 1-7).

REMOVAL

CAUTION

Be careful not to damage the flex circuit connecting the two assemblies.

(1) Using a 5/64" hex wrench, remove the four screws that secure battery housing to
monocular housing and gently rotate the battery housing away from the monocular housing in the
orientation shown in Figure 3-18.

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Figure 3-18. Battery Housing Connections.

CAUTION

Do not remove the tube connector by pulling the flex cable.

(2) Using fingers, gently lift the tube connector away from the Printed Circuit Board (PCB).

(3) Using thin-tipped needle nose pliers or tweezers, firmly grasp the two sockets on the flex
cable and pull off the two pins in the monocular housing.

INSTALLATION

(1) Inspect O-ring and replace if damaged.

(2) Apply a light coating of lubricant on O-ring before inserting it into the groove in the battery
housing (Figure 3-19).

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Figure 3-19. Installing O-Ring.

(3) Place the battery housing and monocular on the workbench in the orientation shown in
Figure 3-20.

Figure 3-20. Wire Connections.

(4) Push the two sockets onto the two pins on the monocular housing, making sure the
sockets are fully seated on the pins (Figure 3-20).

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CAUTION

Take care not to bend or break pins. Ensure that pins are aligned in the
correct position.

(5) Insert the four pins on the flex board into the four sockets on the PCB.

(6) Making sure that the two flex circuit leads fold toward the inside of the housing, gently
rotate battery housing into place and align the holes for the four mounting screws.

CAUTION

• Take care to ensure that the circuit wiring is not pinched between
battery housing and monocular housing.

• Do not over tighten the four mounting screws.

(7) Replace the four screws using the 5/64" hex wrench. Tighten screws on alternate corners
snug, i.e. first 1, then 2, then 3, then 4 as shown in Figure 3-21.

(8) Purge the system (para 3-19).

Figure 3-21. Tightening Screws.

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INITIAL SETUP

Test Facility

Clean station in the electronic repair service area

Tools

Tube retainer wrench (Appendix B, Item 12)


(Marine Corps) Alternate spanner wrench (1-33/64) (Appendix B, Item 11)
Alcohol dispenser (Appendix D, Item 5)

Materials/Parts

Compressed air or nitrogen (Appendix D, Item 9)


Cotton-tipped applicators (Appendix D, Item 10)
Image intensifier (Appendix C, Figure C-2, Item 2)
Isopropyl alcohol (Appendix D, Item 1)
Lens paper (Appendix D, Item 7)

WARNING

Toxic Material

The image intensifier’s phosphor screen contains toxic materials.

• If an image intensifier breaks, be extremely careful to avoid inhaling


the phosphor screen material. Do not allow the material to come in
contact with the mouth or open wounds on the skin.

• If the phosphor screen material contacts your skin, wash it off


immediately with soap and water.

• If you inhale/swallow any phosphor screen material, drink a lot of


water, induce vomiting, and seek medical attention as soon as
possible.

NOTE

Confirm the image intensifier is out of warranty period before replacing


image intensifier (para 1-7).

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REMOVAL

(1) Remove eyepiece lens (para 3-12).

(2) Remove battery housing (para 3-14).

(3) Using tube retainer wrench, turn tube retainer counterclockwise to remove (Figure 3-22).

(4) Gently lift out the light pipe.

Figure 3-22. Removal of Tube Retainer.

NOTE

Take care not to damage the flex circuit or tube connector.

(5) Slide the image intensifier straight out of monocular housing. Flex circuit must be carefully
fed through side of housing.

(6) Place on lens paper and set aside.

INSTALLATION

(1) Examine the objective lens glass surface inside the monocular housing for cleanliness.
Using a cotton-tipped applicator and isopropyl alcohol, clean the inside glass lens surface.
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(2) Use canned air or nitrogen to blow any dust or debris from the lens surface.

(3) Position tube connector and flex circuit as shown in Figure 3-23. Be sure that the flex
circuit lays flat along the tube and is not twisted.

Figure 3-23. Inserting Tube into Monocular Housing.

(4) Gently slide the tube into monocular housing being careful not to allow the flex circuit to
become pinched and guide the four-pinned connector out of the tube’s path. Orient the tube so that the
notch on the tube aligns with the locating pin on the monocular housing.

(5) Hold the light pipe so that the word "UP" is facing out (Figure 3-24).

Figure 3-24. Light Pipe.


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NOTE

Correct orientation of the light pipe is critical to ensure proper light


transmission from the LEDs that serve as IR source and low-battery
indicators to the field-of-view.

(6) Orient the light pipe into monocular housing by inserting the outer tab into the opening
inside the monocular housing (Figure 3-24).

NOTE

• While starting the retainer in the threads of the monocular housing


and screwing it in, be sensitive to detect if there is too much
resistance indicating that the pieces are cross threading. If you
think this is occurring, remove the retainer and inspect it. If there
are any doubts about damaged threads on the retainer, obtain a
new one and install it. If the threads inside the monocular housing
are damaged and will not thread properly, the monocular housing
will have to be replaced. To replace monocular housing, (para 3-
18).

• To avoid cross threading the tube retainer, use tube retainer


wrench to turn the tube retainer counterclockwise until it clicks,
then turn clockwise to tighten.

(7) Next, carefully examine the tube retainer. Note that there are notches on both sides of
retainer but the notches are deeper on one side (Figure 3-25). On some retainers, one side is beveled,
this is the side with the shallower notches. The deeper notches are used to engage the ridges on the
tube retainer wrench and the shallower notches provide an air passage within the housing to equalize
pressure while focusing the objective and eyepiece lenses during operation of the system.

(8) With the eyepiece end of the monocular housing facing up, insert the retainer so the
chamfered edge faces down towards the image intensifier (Figure 3-25).

(9) Insert the tube retainer wrench into monocular housing and gently turn it counterclockwise
until you feel it engages the notches of the retainer.

CAUTION

Do not over tighten.

(10) Next turn the tube retainer wrench counterclockwise until you hear it click, then carefully
turn the tube retainer wrench clockwise until tube retainer is snug.

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Figure 3-25. Identifying the Slots for Tube Retainer Wrench.

(11) Install battery housing (para 3-14).

(12) Install eyepiece lens (para 3-12).

(13) Reset diopter range (para 3-13).

(14) Reset infinity focus (para 3-17).

3-16 REMOVAL AND INSTALLATION OF OBJECTIVE LENS

INITIAL SETUP

Test Facility

Clean station in the electronic repair service area

Tools

Spanner wrench, 1-21/64" (Appendix B, Item 13)


Alcohol dispenser (Appendix D, Item 5)
10X (or greater) eye loop or magnifier (Appendix B, Item 19)

Materials/Parts

O-ring (Appendix C, Figure C-2, Item 19)


Compressed air (Appendix D, Item 9)
Lubricant (Silicone Grease) (Appendix D, Item 2)
Objective Lens (Appendix C, Figure C-2, Item 18)
Sealing compound (Appendix D, Item 8)
Isopropyl alcohol (Appendix D, Item 1)
Cotton-tipped applicators (Appendix D, Item 10)

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NOTE

Confirm the monocular is out of warranty period before replacing the


objective lens (para 1-7).

REMOVAL

(1) Remove eyepiece lens (para 3-12).

(2) Remove battery housing (para 3-14).

(3) Remove image intensifier (para 3-15).

(4) Using the spanner wrench, access the close focus stop from the eyepiece end and
engage the wrench in the slots of the close focus stop (Figure 3-26).

Figure 3-26. Removing Close Focus Stop Ring.

(5) Remove the close focus stop by turning the wrench counterclockwise until all threads are
disengaged. Remove close focus stop and set aside (Figure 3-26).

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Figure 3-27. Installation of Close Focus Stop.

(6) With the objective lens facing you, grasp monocular housing and with the other hand
grasp the objective focus ring and rotate counterclockwise until disengaged.

(7) Inspect the O-ring and replace if nicked or cut. If it is defective, replace as described in
step 8. If not, proceed to step 9.

CAUTION

Do not use a sharp instrument to remove O-ring.

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(8) To remove O-ring, use your thumb and index finger and squeeze O-ring and at the same
time push part of the O-ring out of the groove. Grasp O-ring with the fingers of your other hand and pull
it off of the lens cell.

(9) Inspect objective cell and replace if broken, excessively worn, or has damaged parts.

CAUTION

Do not get fingerprints or lubricant on the lens surfaces of the cell. Clean
the lens immediately with cotton-tipped applicators and either isopropyl
alcohol or a non-ammonia spray detergent.

INSTALLATION

(1) Using a cotton-tipped applicator, apply a light coat of lubricant around the new O-ring and
carefully slip it into the groove on the objective cell.

(2) Using a cotton-tipped applicator moistened with isopropyl alcohol, clean excess sealing
compound from both close stop focus and objective cell threads as shown in Figure 3-28.

Figure 3-28. Cleaning Excess Sealing Compound.

NOTE

Take care to avoid getting lubricant on the fine threads where close focus
stop will be installed.

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(3) Apply a coating of lubricant to the threads of the objective cell (Figure 3-28).

(4) Inspect infinity focus stop and replace if broken, excessively worn, or is damaged.
Remove or install (para 3-17).

(5) Hold monocular housing with the objective end facing you and insert the objective cell.
Turn objective cell clockwise until the threads engage and turn clockwise until fully seated.

(6) Turn monocular housing so that the eyepiece end faces you. Place close focus stop on
the wrench and apply two drops of sealing compound to close focus stop.

(7) With close focus stop still on the wrench, insert close focus stop onto the end of objective
cell and by turning the wrench clockwise until close focus stop is threaded on completely. Using a
cotton-tipped applicator moistened with isopropyl alcohol, clean away excess sealing compound
(Figure 3-28).

(8) Install image intensifier (para 3-15).

(9) Install battery housing (para 3-14).

(10) Install eyepiece lens (para 3-12).

(11) Reset diopter (para 3-13).

(12) Reset infinity focus (para 3-17).

(13) Purge the system.(para 3-19).

3-17 OBJECTIVE LENS INFINITY FOCUS SETTING

INITIAL SETUP

Test Facility

Electronic repair service area. You do not need a dark room to check infinity focus setting;
however, it needs to be dim enough to see the targets.

Tools

Hex wrench, .050"


Alcohol dispenser (Appendix D, Item 5)

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Equipment

Test set, TS-3895A/UV (Army) (Appendix B, Item 2)


Test set, TS-4348/UV (Marine Corps) (Appendix B, Item 1)

Materials/Parts

Cotton-tipped applicators (Appendix D, Item 10)


Isopropyl alcohol (Appendix D, Item 1)
Sealing compound (Appendix D, Item 8)

Use TM 11-5855-264-14, Operator’s, Aviation Unit, Direct Support, and General Support
Maintenance Manual for TS-3895A/UV test set, to set up the test set and perform self-test.

PROCEDURE

The infinity focus stop may have to be adjusted when a new objective lens or image intensifier is
installed on monocular.

(1) Ensure that objective lens has been installed (para 3-16) and that monocular has been
purged (para 3-19).

(2) Perform the steps of paragraph 3-9 (Initial Setup, Procedure, and Low Light Tube
Resolution Test).

(3) Focus diopter adjustment for best eyepiece focus.

(4) With objective lens facing away from the operator, rotate objective lens fully clockwise.
Using a .050" hex wrench, remove infinity focus setscrew. Turn locking ring counterclockwise.

(5) Focus objective lens by rotating objective focus ring counterclockwise slightly past best
focus (image begins to blur) of the resolution pattern.

(6) Maintain objective focus setting and use your fingers to rotate infinity focus locking ring
clockwise until ring just contacts objective focus knob.

CAUTION

Applying too much sealing compound, will damage parts.

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(7) Apply a small amount of sealing compound on threads of the locking ring setscrew and
install in one of the two threaded holes on the infinity focus locking ring. Tighten until fully set. Do not
over tighten the setscrew. Over tightening may strip the threads on the infinity focus locking ring.
Sealing compound will cure in approximately 10 minutes.

3-18 REMOVAL AND INSTALLATION OF MONOCULAR HOUSING

INITIAL SETUP

Test Facility

Clean station in the electronic repair service area

Tools

None

Equipment

None

Materials/Parts

Monocular housing, (Appendix C, Figure C-2, Item 22)

NOTE

Confirm the monocular is out of warranty period before replacing the


battery housing (para 1-7).

REMOVAL

(1) Remove eyepiece lens (para 3-12).

(2) Remove battery housing (para 3-14).

(3) Remove image intensifier (para 3-15).

(4) Remove objective lens (para 3-16).

(5) Remove purge screw and O-ring.

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INSTALLATION

(1) Replace purge screw and O-ring.

(2) Replace objective lens (para 3-16).

(3) Replace image intensifier (para 3-15).

(4) Replace battery housing (para 3-14).

(5) Replace eyepiece lens (para 3-12).

(6) Set zero diopter (para 3-13).

(7) Set infinity focus (para 3-17).

(8) Purge the system (para 3-19).

3-19 PURGING

The housing of monocular (Figure 3-29) is filled with dry nitrogen and sealed to prevent dirt and
moisture from degrading the optical performance during use. Perform the following procedure to purge
monocular.

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Figure 3-29. Nitrogen Purging Equipment Setup.


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3-19 PURGING – Continued

INITIAL SETUP

Test Facility

Clean station in the electronic repair service area

Tools

Screwdriver, flat tipped (Appendix B, Item 9)


Wrench, 1 1/8 inch open end box (Appendix B, Item 15), or equivalent

Equipment

Purge device (Appendix B, Item 5), or commercial equivalent


Fire Control Purging Kit (Appendix B, Item 8)
Purge Adapter (Appendix B, Item 7), or commercial equivalent
Quick Disconnect (optional, commercially available)

Materials/Parts

Nitrogen, Compression type: water pumped


Composition and percentage: 99.5% nitrogen by volume (Appendix D, Item 4),
or commercial equivalent
O-ring (Appendix C, Figure C-2, Item 9)
Lubricant (Silicone Grease) (Appendix D, Item 2)

References

TM 750-116, General Procedures for Purging and Charging of Fire Control Instruments

WARNING

Personnel Injury

• Serious injury may result if the nitrogen tank valve breaks off due
to tank upset. If the tank valve breaks, the tank can be propelled
by the escaping gas and strike you or others.

• Always secure the tank to an upright support before removing the


tank valve guard and attaching the regulator valve to the tank.

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3-19 PURGING - Continued

(1) Connect fire control purging kit using a wrench (Appendix B, Item 15), or equivalent, to
nitrogen tank and purge device as shown in Figure 3-29 and in accordance with TM 750-116.

(2) Ensure that valve is closed on nitrogen tank.

(3) Set regulator valve handle for zero psi by rotating control until there is no spring pressure
on control.

(4) Remove purge screw and O-ring from purge port of monocular.

CAUTION

Do not over tighten purge adapter to prevent damage to O-ring seat.

(5) Thread purge adapter approximately three turns into the purge port of monocular.

(6) Attach hose into purge adapter.

(7) Open nitrogen tank valve. The high pressure gauge will indicate tank pressure. If
pressure is below 100 pounds, replace tank.

(8) Set purge device PUMP/NITROGEN switch to PUMP and the LEAK TEST/PURGE switch
to PURGE.

(9) Slowly adjust regulator valve handle by turning it clockwise until low-pressure gauge
indicates 3 to 3.5 psi.

(10) Pump vacuum handle of purge device until purge device gauge indicates greater than 15
in. Hg (Mercury).

(11) Purge monocular by positioning purge device PUMP/NITROGEN switch to NITROGEN


and observe that purge device gauge indicates 3 to 3.5 psi. If necessary, slowly adjust regulator valve
handle until purge device gauge reaches 3 to 3.5 psi.

(12) Repeat steps 8, 10, and 11 one additional time.

(13) Turn PUMP/NITROGEN switch to PUMP.

(14) Set regulator valve handle for zero.

(15) Turn off nitrogen tank valve.

NOTE

Purging monocular is not intended to result in a positive pressure inside


monocular. Consequently, it is okay to leave the purge port open briefly
after removing purge adapter and purge device hose and before installing
O-ring and purge screw.

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(16) Remove hose, then remove purge adapter from the purge port.

(17) Inspect O-ring for signs of damage. Replace, if required. Lubricate O-ring with lubricant
and install with the purge screw into the purge port of the monocular and tighten hand tight.

3-20 OPERATIONAL CHECKS

WARNING

Do not use contaminated eyecup or eyeguard. They must be replaced.

Perform the following operational checks after removing and replacing or installing any assemblies of
the monocular.

(1) Perform low light and high light tube resolution tests (para 3-9).

(2) Perform operational checks as described in TM 11-5855-306-10, Operator’s Manual,


Monocular Night Vision Device (MNVD), AN/PVS-14.

Section VI. Preparation for Storage and Shipment.

3-21 PACKING THE MNVD

Packing procedures for the MNVD are the same as that for unit maintenance. (para 2-23).

3-22 SHIPPING THE IMAGE INTENSIFIER

If an image intensifier has been replaced and it is still under warranty, refer to paragraph 1-7 for
instructions.

Whenever an image intensifier has been replaced, pack the removed image intensifier in the packing
and shipping material in which you received the new image intensifier or use equivalent packing
material. The original packing and shipping material provides the appropriate protection for the image
intensifier.

If the removed image intensifier is out of warranty, turn in the removed image intensifier along with a
completed copy of DRMS Form 1930, Hazardous Waste Profile Sheet, into your local Defense
Reutilization & Marketing Office (DRMO) for disposal.

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APPENDIX A
REFERENCES

A-1 SCOPE

This appendix lists all forms, field manuals, technical manuals, and miscellaneous publications
applicable to this manual.

A-2 FORMS

Inspection and Maintenance Record......................................................................DA 2404


Hazardous Waste Profile Sheet .............................................................................DRMS 1930
Product Quality Deficiency Report .........................................................................SF 368
Recommended Changes to Equipment Technical Publications .............................DA 2028-2
Recommended Changes to Publications and Blank Forms ...................................DA 2028
Recommended Changes to Technical Publications ...............................................NAVMC 10772
Report of Discrepancy ...........................................................................................SF 364

A-3 FIELD MANUALS

First Aid for Soldiers ..............................................................................................FM 21-11

A-4 TECHNICAL MANUALS

Equipment Record Procedures ..............................................................................TM 4700-15/1


General Procedures for Purging and Charging of Fire Control Instruments............TM 750-116
Operator’s and Unit Maintenance Manual (including Repair Parts and Special
Tools List) for Test Set, Electronic Systems, TS-4348/UV................................TM 11-5855-299-12&P
Operator’s, Aviation Unit, Direct Support, and General Support
Maintenance Manual for TS-3895/UV and TS-3895A/UV Test Set ..................TM 11-5855-264-14
Operator’s Manual for Monocular Night Vision Device (MNVD) AN/PVS-14 ..........TM 11-5855-306-10
Procedures for Destruction of Electronic Materiel to Prevent
Enemy Use (Electronics Command) ................................................................TM 750-244-2

A-5 MISCELLANEOUS PUBLICATIONS

Army Medical Department Expendable/Durable Items ...........................................CTA 8-100


Battery Disposition/Disposal Handbook .................................................................TB 43-0134
Consolidated Index of Army Publications and Blank Forms ...................................DA Pam 25-30
Expendable/Durable Items (Except Medical, Class V Repair Parts, and
Heraldic Items).................................................................................................CTA 50-970
Army Maintenance Management System (TAMMS) ..............................................DA Pam 738-750

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A-6 MARINE CORPS USE

Equipment Record Procedures.............................................................................. TM 4700-15/1


Marine Corps Publication Distribution System ....................................................... MCPDS
Quality Deficiency Report ...................................................................................... MCO 4855.10
Recommended Changes to Publications/Logistics-Maintenance Data Coding NAVMC 10772
Tool Kit, Electronic-Optical Repair......................................................................... SL-3-09863A
Transportation and Travel Record of Transportation Discrepancies ...................... MCO P4610.19

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APPENDIX B
MAINTENANCE ALLOCATION CHART (MAC) (ARMY ONLY)

Section I. Introduction

B-1 ARMY MAINTENANCE SYSTEM, MAC

a. This introduction (Section I) provides a general explanation of the maintenance and repair
functions authorized at various maintenance levels under the standard Army Maintenance System
concept.

b. The MAC in Section II designates overall authority and responsibility for the performance of
maintenance functions on the identified end item or component. The application of the maintenance
functions to the end item or component will be consistent with the capacities and capabilities of the
designated maintenance levels, which are shown on the MAC in column (4) as:

Unit — includes two subcolumn, C (operator/crew) and O (unit) maintenance.


Direct Support — includes an F subcolumn.
General Support — includes an H subcolumn.
Depot — includes a D subcolumn.

c. Section III lists the tools and test equipment (both special tools and common tool sets) required
for each maintenance function as referenced from Section II.

d. Section IV contains supplemental instructions and explanatory notes for a particular maintenance
function.

B-2 MAINTENANCE FUNCTIONS

Maintenance functions will be limited to and defined as follows:

a. Inspect. To determine the serviceability of an item by comparing its physical, mechanical, and/or
electrical characteristics with established standards through examination (e.g. by sight, sound, or feel).

b. Test. To verify serviceability by measuring the mechanical, pneumatic, hydraulic, or electrical


characteristics of an item and comparing those characteristics with prescribed standard.

c. Service. Operations required periodically to keep an item in proper operating condition; i.e., to
clean (includes decontaminate, when required), to preserve, to drain, to paint, or to replenish fuel,
lubricants, chemical fluids, or gases.

d. Adjust. To maintain or regulate, within prescribed limits, by bringing into proper position, or by
setting the operating characteristics to the specified parameters.

e. Align. To adjust specified variable elements of an item to bring about optimum or desired
performance.

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f. Calibrate. To determine and cause corrections to be made or to be adjusted on instruments or


test, measuring, and diagnostic equipment used in precision measurements. This consists of
comparisons of two instruments, one of which is a certified standard of known accuracy, to detect and
adjust any discrepancy in the accuracy being compared.

g. Remove/Install. To remove and install the same item when required to perform service or other
maintenance functions. Install may be the act of emplacing, seating or fixing into position a spare,
repair part, or module (component or assembly) in a manner to allow the proper functioning of the
equipment or system.

h. Replace. To remove an unserviceable item and install a serviceable counterpart in its place.
"Replace" is authorized by the MAC and assigned maintenance level is shown as the 3d position of the
SMR code.

i. Repair. The application of maintenance services1 including fault location/troubleshooting2,


removal/installation, and disassembly/assembly3 procedures, and maintenance actions4 to identify
troubles and restore serviceability to an item by correcting specific damage, fault, malfunction, or failure
in a part, subassembly, module (component or assembly), end item, or system.

j. Overhaul. That maintenance effort (service/action) prescribed to restore an item to a completely


serviceable/operational condition as required by maintenance standards in appropriate technical
publications (i.e. DMWR). Overhaul is normally the highest degree of maintenance performed by the
Army. Overhaul does not normally return an item to like new conditions.

k. Rebuild. Consists of those services/actions necessary for the restoration of unserviceable


equipment to a like-new condition in accordance with original manufacturing standards. Rebuild is the
highest degree of material maintenance applied to Army equipment. The rebuild operation includes the
act of returning to zero those age measurements (hours, miles, etc.) considered in classifying Army
equipment/components.

B-3 EXPLANATION OF COLUMNS IN THE MAC, SECTION II

a. Column 1, Group Number. Column (1) lists the functional group code numbers, the purpose of
which is to identify maintenance-significant components, assemblies, subassemblies, and modules with
the next higher assembly.

b. Column 2, Component/Assembly. Column (2) contains the item names of components,


assemblies, subassemblies, and modules for which maintenance is authorized.

c. Column 3, Maintenance Function. Column (3) lists the functions to be performed on the item
listed in Column 2. (For detailed explanations of these functions, see paragraph B-2).
d. Column 4, Maintenance Level. Column (4) specifies each level of maintenance authorized to

1
Services — Inspect, test, service, adjust, align, calibrate, and/or replace.
2
Fault locate/troubleshoot — The process of investigating and detecting the cause of equipment malfunctioning; the act of
isolating a fault within a system or unit under test..
3
Disassemble/assemble — Encompasses the step-by-step taking apart (or breakdown) of a spare/functional group coded
item to the level of its least component identified as maintenance significant (i.e., assigned an SMR code) for the level of
maintenance under consideration.
4
Actions — Welding, grinding, riveting, straightening, facing, machining, and/or resurfacing.

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perform each function listed in column (3), by indicating work time required (expressed as manhours in
whole hours or decimals) in the appropriate subcolumn. This work time figure represents the active
time required to perform that maintenance function at the indicated level of maintenance. If the number
or complexity of the tasks within the listed maintenance function vary at different maintenance levels,
appropriate work time figures will be shown for each level. The work time figure represents the average
time required to restore an item (assembly, subassembly, component, module, end item, or system) to
a serviceable condition under typical field operating conditions. This time includes preparation time
(including any necessary disassembly/assembly time), troubleshooting/fault location time, and quality
assurance time in addition to the time required to perform the specific tasks identified for the
maintenance functions authorized in the MAC. The symbol designations for the various maintenance
levels are as follows:

C — Operator or crew maintenance


O — Unit maintenance
F — Direct support maintenance
L — Specialized Repair Activity (SRA)5
H — General support maintenance
D — Depot maintenance

e. Column 5, Tools and Equipment Reference Code. Column (5) specifies, by code, those common
tool sets (not individual tools), common TMDE, and special tools, special TMDE, and special support
equipment required to perform the designated function.

f. Column 6, Remarks Code. When applicable, this column contains a letter code, in alphabetical
order, that is keyed to the remarks contained in Section IV.

B-4 EXPLANATION OF COLUMNS IN TOOLS AND TEST EQUIPMENT REQUIREMENTS,


SECTION III

a. Column 1, Tool or Test Equipment Reference Code. The tool or test equipment reference code
correlates with a code used in the MAC, Section II, Column (5).

b. Column 2, Maintenance Level. The lowest level of maintenance authorized to use the tool or test
equipment.

c. Column 3, Nomenclature. Name or identification of the tool or test equipment.

d. Column 4, National Stock Number. National Stock Number of the tool or test equipment.

e. Column 5, Tool Number. The manufacturer's part number, model number, or type number.

B-5 EXPLANATION OF COLUMNS IN REMARKS, SECTION IV

a. Column 1, Remarks Code. The code recorded in column 6, Section II.

b. Column 2, Remarks. This column lists information pertinent to the maintenance function being
performed as indicated in the MAC, Section II.

5
This maintenance level is not included in Section II, column 4, of the MAC. Functions to this level of maintenance are
identified by a work-time figure in the "H" column of Section II, column 4, and an associated reference code is used in the
Remarks column (6). This code is keyed to section IV, Remarks, and the SRA complete repair application is explained there.

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Section II. Maintenance Allocation Chart for AN/PVS-14.

(1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6)

MAINTENANCE LEVEL TOOLS


AND
EQUIP
GROUP COMPONENT/ MAINTENANCE REF REMARKS
NUMBER ASSEMBLY FUNCTION C O F H D CODE CODE

00 AN/PVS-14 INSPECT 0.1


SERVICE 0.1 A
REPAIR 0.1 B

01 MONOCULAR ASSY INSPECT 0.1


TEST 0.2 1 C
REPAIR 0.1 9 D
TEST 0.3 1-3, 13, C
REPAIR 0.3 4-8, 10-14 C, E, F

0101 EYEPIECE ASSEMBLY INSPECT 0.1


REPLACE 0.4 2,4-8, 10, C, F, G
REPAIR 0.3 15

0102 IMAGE INTENSIFIER INSPECT 0.3 1, 2


NIGHT VISION REPLACE 0.3 3-8, 10-14 C,E, F, H

02 HEADSET ASSEMBLY INSPECT 01


REPLACE 0.1 I
REPAIR 0.1

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TOOL OR
TEST
EQUIPMENT MAINTENANCE NATIONAL
REF CODE LEVEL NOMENCLATURE STOCK NUMBER TOOL NUMBER
1 O, F Test Set, Electronic System, 6625-01-323-9584 80063-A3139775
TS-4348/UV

2 F Test Set, TS-3895A/UV 6625-01-301-6894 80063-A3134100

3 F Multimeter 6625-01-139-2512 PSM-45 or equivalent

4 F Tool Kit, Electronic 5180-00-610-8177 80058-TK105G


Equipment, TK-105/G (Army)
OR
Tool Kit, Electronic-Optical 5180-01-382-1335 TAMCN:E22082E
Repair TAMCN:E22082E
(Marine Corps)

5 F Device, Purge 5855-01-246-6815 54490-5007665

6 F Nitrogen, Technical 336 cubic 6830-01-265-4068 81348- BB-N-411


feet

OR

Nitrogen, Technical 81 cubic 6830-00-973-7283


feet
7 F Adapter, Goggles, Night 5855-01-151-4211 80063-SM-C-657451
Vision

8 F Purging Kit, Fire Control 4931-00-065-1110 19200-SC4931-


95CLJ54

9 O Tool Kit, Electronic 5180-00-064-5178 TK101GISSUE6


Equipment, TK-101/G (Army)

10 F Wrench, Spanner 5120-01-175-7134 54490-5007644

11 F Wrench, Spanner 1-33/64" 5120-00-345-1381 19200-7597632


(Marine Corps)

12 F Wrench, Retainer, Tube 5120-01-170-5088 54490-5003424


13 F Wrench, Spanner 1-21/64" 5120-00-345-1406 19200-7597658

14 O, F Light, IR Transmitter 6240-01-275-8080 80063-A3085081

15 F Wrench, 1 1/8" Open End Box 5120-01-335-1264 55719-OEX36B


16 F Pliers, Retaining Ring 5120-00-293-2513 1JH2412PC1H

17 F Heater, Gun Type, Electric 4940-00-364-2828 750X

18 O, F Pliers, Needle Nose 5120-00-293-3481 1920


19 F 10X (or greater) eye loop, or 6650-00-536-5564 7680943
magnifier

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Section IV. Remarks.

REMARKS
CODE REMARKS
A Service by cleaning the system.
B Repair by replacing headset assembly, helmet mount, headmount/helmet mount
adapter, carrying case, sacrificial window, demist shield, compass assembly,
weapon mount, lens covers, eyeguard, eyecup, neck cord or LIF.
C Dark adaptation takes at least 10 minutes (longer if exposed to bright sunlight)
before inspection.
D Repair by replacing battery cartridge, gain control knob, power switch knob or
preformed packing.
E Repair by replacing image intensifier, monocular housing, battery housing
assembly, eyepiece assembly, objective lens assembly, purge screw or
preformed packing.
F Nitrogen purging is required.
G Repair by replacing locking ring, O-ring, slotted sleeve, focus ring or snap ring.
H Turn in Image Intensifier to DRMO when out of warranty. Refer to paragraph 1-7,
when Image Intensifier is still under warranty.
I Repair by replacing browpad, chinstrap, neck pad, or strap assemblies.

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REPAIR PARTS AND SPECIAL TOOLS LIST

Section I. Introduction

C-1 SCOPE

This Repair Parts and Special Tools List (RPSTL) authorizes spares and repair parts, special tools,
special Test, Measurement, and Diagnostic Equipment (TMDE), and other special support equipment
required for performance of direct support maintenance and unit support maintenance of the AN/PVS-
14. It authorizes the requisitioning, issue, and disposition of spares, repair parts, and special tools as
indicated by the Source, Maintenance, and Recoverability (SMR) codes.

C-2 GENERAL

In addition to Section I, Introduction, this Repair Parts and Special Tools List is divided into the
following sections:

a. Section II. Repair Parts List. A list of spares and repair parts authorized by this RPSTL for use in
the performance of maintenance. The list also includes parts that must be removed for replacing
authorized parts. The parts lists are composed of functional groups in ascending alphanumeric
sequence, with the parts in each group listed in ascending figure and item number sequence. Items
listed are shown on the associated illustration(s)/figure(s).

b. Section III. Special Tools List. A list of special tools authorized by this RPSTL (as indicated by
Basis of Issue (BOI) information in DESCRIPTION AND USABLE ON CODE column) for the
performance of maintenance.

c. Section IV. National Stock Number and Part Number Index. A list, in National Item Identification
Number (NIIN) sequence, of all national stock numbered items appearing in the list, followed by a list in
alphanumerical sequence, of all part numbers appearing in the lists. National stock numbers and part
numbers are cross-referenced to each illustration figure and item number appearance.

C-3 EXPLANATION OF COLUMNS (Sections II and III).

a. ITEM NO. (Column (1). Indicates the number used to identify items called out in the illustration.

b. SMR CODE (Column (2). The SMR code is a 5-position code containing supply/requisitioning
information, maintenance level authorization criteria, and disposition instructions, as explained in Table
C-1.

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Table C-1. Application of Joint Services SMR Codes.

SOURCE MAINTENANCE
USE REPAIR
ST ND RD TH
1 POSITION 2 POSITION 3 POSITION 4 POSITION
A REPLENISH
B INSURANCE O REPLACE OR USE AT Z NO REPAIR
ORG LEVEL (CONSUMABLE)
P PROCURE C CURE DATED
D INITIAL
E END ITEM F RECONDITION BY
GSE/STOCKED REPLACE OR USE AT ADJUSTMENT,
F GSE/NOT STOCKED H IMA LEVEL B CALIBRATION,
F ORG/IMA LUBRICATION, PLATING,
G ETC.
K REPAIR KIT COMPONENT D DEPOT L REPLACE OR USE AT
SPECIALIZED IMA O REPAIR AT
B BOTH KITS ORGANIZATIONAL LEVEL

O ORG F
M MANUFACTURE F AFLOAT
H ASHORE H REPAIR AT IMA LEVEL
A ASSEMBLE G BOTH D REPLACE OR USE AT
D DEPOT DEPOT G
A REQUEST NHA L REPAIR AT SPECIALIZED
IMA
OBTAIN FROM
B SALVAGE OR ONE
X MISC TIME BUY Z NOT REQUIRED FOR D REPAIR AT DEPOT OR
DIAGRAMS, THIS APPLICATION COMMERCIAL
C SCHEMATICS, INSTALL
DWGS

RECOVERABILITY SERVICE OPTION


TH TH
5 POSITION 6 POSITION
Z NONREPAIRABLE CONDEMN AS INDICATED IN N CONSUMABLE GAM ITEM NOT CENTRALLY PROCURED
POSITION 3 OR STOCK NUMBERED
TH
A SPECIAL HANDLING FOR DISPOSAL M FLR ITEM WITH UNIT COST OVER $5,000. CHANGE 5
POSITION TO “D”
O REPAIRABLE ITEM CONDEMN AT T TRAINING DEVICE ITEM SOURCE CODED PD
ORGANIZATIONAL LEVEL
G NORMALLY PROCURED COMMERCIAL, BUT ORGANIC
H CAPABILITY EXISTS FOR EMERGENCY STOP GAP
REQUIREMENTS
F REPAIRABLE ITEM CONDEMN AT IMA LEVEL 1 (APPLY TO ENGINES)
RD
2 (APPLIES TO 3 POSITION)
G 3 DESIGNATED LOWEST DEGREE OF IMA REPAIR
AUTHORITY
4 (APPLY TO ENGINES)
RD
L REPAIRABLE ITEM CONDEMN AT SPECIALIZED IMA 5 (APPLIES TO 3 POSITION)
6 SAME AS 1-2-3 EXCEPT ITEM IS FLR COSTING MORE
THAN $5,000
E END-TO-END TEST BY IMA REQUIRED PRIOR TO BOM
TH
D REPAIRABLE AT DEPOT OR COMMERCIAL FLR OR CONSUMABLE CHANGE 5 POSITION TO “D”
J UNDER PICA/SICA PROGRAM (APPROVAL REQUIRED)

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c. NATIONAL STOCK NUMBER (Column (3)). This column lists the NSN for the associated part
number and manufacturer identified in the PART NUMBER and CAGEC columns to the right.

d. CAGE CODE (Column (4)). The Commercial and Government Entity (CAGE) is a 5-digit numeric
code which is used to identify the manufacturer, distributor, or government agency, etc., that supplies
the item.

e. PART NUMBER (Column (5)). Indicates the primary number used by the manufacturer
(individual, company, firm, corporation, or government activity), which controls the design and
characteristics of the item by means of its engineering drawings, specifications, standards, and
inspection requirements to identify an item or range of items.

NOTE

When you use an NSN to requisition an item, the item you receive may
have a different part number from the part ordered.

f. DESCRIPTION AND USABLE ON CODE (UOC) (Column (6)). This column includes the
following information:

(1) The Federal item name and, when required, a minimum description to identify the item.

(2) The physical security classification of the item is indicated by the appropriate parenthetical
entry, e. g., Phy Sec C1 (C) -Confidential, Phy Sec C1 (S) -Secret, Phy Sec C1 (T) - Top Secret).

(3) Items that are included in kits and sets are listed below the name of the kit or set.

(4) Spare/repair parts that make up an assembled item are listed immediately following the
assembled item line entry.

(5) Part numbers for bulk materials are referenced in the column in the line entry for the item
to be manufactured/fabricated.

(6) When the item is not used with all serial numbers of the same model, the effective serial
numbers are shown on the last line of the description (before UOC).

(7) The UOC, when applicable (paragraph C-5, Special Information).

(8) In the Special Tools List Section, the basis of issue (BOI) appears as the last line(s) in the
entry for each special tool, special TMDE, and other special support equipment. When density of
equipment supported exceeds density spread indicated in the basis of issue, the total authorization is
increased proportionately.

(9) The statement "END OF FIGURE" appears just below the last item description in Column
5 for a given figure in both Section II and Section III.

g. QTY (Column (7)). The QTY (quantity per figure column) indicates the quantity of the item used
in the breakout shown on the illustration figure, which is prepared for a functional group, sub-functional
group, or assembly. A "V" appearing in this column in lieu of a quantity indicates that the specific
quantity is variable and the quantity may vary from application to application.

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C-4. EXPLANATION OF COLUMNS (Section IV).

a. FIGURE NUMBER and NATIONAL ITEM IDENTIFICATION NUMBER (NIIN) INDEXES.

(1) FIG. column. This column lists the number of the figure where the item is
identified/located. The figures are in numerical order in Section II and Section III.

(2) ITEM column. The item number identifies the item associated with the figure listed in the
adjacent FIG. column. This item is also identified by the NSN listed on the same line.

(3) STOCK NUMBER column. This column lists the NSN by NIIN sequence. The NIIN
consists of the last nine digits of the NSN. An example is shown below.

NSN____ _
5855-01-432-0524
NIIN

When using this column to locate an item, ignore the first four digits of the NSN. However, the
complete NSN should be used when ordering items by stock number.

(4) CAGEC column. The Commercial and Government Entity (CAGE) code is a 5-digit
numeric code used to identify the manufacturer, distributor, or government agency, etc., that supplies
the item.

(5) PART NUMBER column. Indicates the primary number used by the manufacturer
(individual, firm, corporation, or government activity), which controls the design and characteristics of
the item by means of its engineering drawings, specifications, standards, and inspection requirements
to identify an item or range of items.

b. PART NUMBER INDEX. Part numbers in this index are listed by part number in ascending
alphanumeric sequence. Vertical arrangement of letter and number combination which places the first
letter or digit of each group in order A through Z, followed by the numbers 0 through 9 and each
following letter or digit in like order.

(1) CAGEC column. The Commercial and Government entity (CAGE) code is a 5-digit
numeric code used to identify the manufacturer, distributor, or government agency, etc., that supplies
the item.

(2) PART NUMBER column. Indicates the primary number used by the manufacturer
(individual, firm, corporation, or government activity), which controls the design and characteristics of
the item by means of its engineering drawings, specifications, standards, and inspection requirements
to identify an item or range of items.

(3) STOCK NUMBER column. This column lists the NSN for the associated part number and
manufacturer identified in the PART NUMBER and CAGEC columns to the left.

(4) FIG. column. This column lists the number of the figure where the item is
identified/located in Section II and III.

(5) ITEM column. The item number is that number assigned to the item as it appears in the
figure referenced in the adjacent figure number column.

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C-5 SPECIAL INFORMATION.

a. UOC. The UOC, when applicable, appears at the right side of the Description column, next to the
corresponding part number. UOC's identify parts that are not used on all models. Uncoded items are
applicable to all models. Examples of UOC's (CODE) and their corresponding model numbers (USED
ON) are:

CODE USED ON

Not Applicable

C-6. HOW TO LOCATE REPAIR PARTS.

a. When National Stock Number or Part Number is Not Known:

(1) First. Using the table of contents, determine the assembly group or subassembly group to
which the item belongs. This is necessary since figures are prepared for assembly groups and
subassembly groups, and listings are divided into the same groups.

(2) Second. Find the figure covering the assembly group or subassembly group to which the
item belongs.

(3) Third. Identify the item on the figure and note the item number.

(4) Fourth. Refer to the Repair Parts List for the figure to find the part number for the item
number noted on the figure.

(5). Fifth. Refer to the Part Number Index to find the NSN, if assigned.

b. When National Stock Number or Part Number is Known:

(1) First. Using the Index of National Stock Numbers and Part Numbers, find the pertinent
National Stock Number or Part Number. The NSN index is in National Item Identification Number
(NIIN) sequence (4.1(3)). The part numbers in the Part Number index are listed in ascending
alphanumeric sequence (4.b). Both indexes cross-reference you to the illustration figure and item
number of the item you are looking for.

(2) Second. After finding the figure and item number, verify that the item is the one you're
looking for, then locate the item number in the repair parts list for the figure.

C-7. ABBREVIATIONS.

TBD = To Be Determined

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Figure C-1. Monocular Night Vision Device (MNVD), AN/PVS-14 and Accessories.
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(1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7)

ITEM SMR NATIONAL CAGE PART DESCRIPTION AND


NO. CODE STOCK NUMBER CODE NUMBER USABLE ON CODE (UOC) QTY

GROUP 00 AN/PVS-14

FIGURE C-1

1 PAOOO 5855-01-246-8266 80063 A3144268 HEADSET ASSEMBLY 1


(FIGURE C-4 FOR PARTS
BREAKDOWN)
2 PAOZZ 5965-01-444-1216 80063 A3256347 ADAPTER, HEADSET 1
3 PAOZZ 5340-01-446-8588 80063 A3256348 BRACKET, MOUNTING 1
4 PAOZZ 5855-01-250-2431 80063 A3144267 STRAPPING 1
5 PAOZZ 5340-01-451-7737 80063 A3260933 CLIP, RETAINING 1
6 XBOZZ 80063 A3264350 CASE, SHIPPING AND 1
STORAGE
7 PAOZZ 5855-01-457-2953 80063 A3256368 MOUNT, VIEWER 1
8 PAOZZ 5855-01-398-4248 80063 A3187392 CASE, INFRARED 1
EQUIPMENT
9 PAOZZ 5855-01-246-8271 80063 A3144264 WINDOW, SACRIFICIAL 1
10 PAOZZ 5855-01-379-1410 54490 5009737 FILTER, INFRARED LIGHT 1
11 XAFFF 80063 A3256340 MONOCULAR ASSY (SEE 1
FIGURE C-2 FOR PARTS
BREAKDOWN)
12 PAOZZ 5855-01-444-1230 80063 A3256353 LENS, INFRARED RECEIVER 1
13 PAOZZ 5340-01-293-8675 81349 M5501/9-F23 CAP, PROTECTIVE, DUST 1
14 PAOZZ 5855-01-246-8273 80063 A3144422 EYECUP 1
15 PAOZZ 6650-01-444-1229 80063 A3256345 EYEGUARD, OPTICAL 1
INSTRUMENT
16 PAOZZ 5855-01-381-6052 80063 A3187430 COMPASS ASSEMBLY 1

END OF FIGURE

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Figure C-2. Monocular Assembly, AN/PVS-14.

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(1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7)

ITEM SMR NATIONAL CAGE PART DESCRIPTION AND


NO. CODE STOCK NUMBER CODE NUMBER USABLE ON CODE (UOC) QTY

GROUP 01 MONOCULAR ASSY

FIGURE C-2

1 PAOZZ 5340-01-397-6608 80063 A3144318 CAP, PROTECTIVE, DUST 1


2 PAFZZ 6650-01-444-1212 80063 A3256342 LENS, OPTICAL 1
INSTRUMENT
3 PAFZZ 5330-01-444-1214 80063 A3144323 PACKING, PREFORMED, 1
PART OF ITEM 2
4 PAFZZ 5855-01-448-8799 80063 A3256360 RING, RETAINING 1
5 PAFZZ 5305-01-444-1210 80063 A3256357 SETSCREW 1
6 PAFZZ 5855-01-444-1231 80063 A3256341 CELL, OPTICAL ELEMENT 1
7 PAFZZ 5855-01-444-1225 80063 A3144322 RING, RETAINING, OPTICAL 1
8 PAFZA 5855-01-444-3916 80063 A3256350 IMAGE INTENSIFIER, NIGHT 1
9 PAFZZ 6035-01-447-8814 80063 A3256358 LIGHT PIPE 1
10 PAFZZ 5855-01-151-4226 54490 5002569 RETAINER, TUBE 1
11 PAFZZ 5330-00-551-8251 81343 AS3578-028 O-RING 1
12 PAFZZ 5855-01-261-5494 54490 5005838 RING, RETAINING, OPTICAL 1
PART OF ITEM 13
13 PAFZZ 5855-01-444-1224 80063 A3256352 EYEPIECE ASSEMBLY (SEE 1
FIGURE C-3 FOR PARTS
BREAKDOWN)
14 PAFZZ 5305-01-266-9341 80063 A3144315 SCREW, MACHINE 1
15 PAFZZ 5330-01-356-7219 80063 A3144316 PACKING, PREFORMED 1
16 PAOZZ 4020-01-446-8097 80063 A3144306 CORD, FIBROUS 1
17 PAOZZ 5930-01-246-8264 80063 A3144404 SWITCH, KNOB ASSEMBLY 1
18 PAFZZ 5855-01-444-1233 80063 A3256343 BATTERY COMPARTMENT 1
19 PAFZZ 5305-00-409-4438 96906 MS16995-2B SCREW, CAP, SOCKET, HEX 4
20 PAOZZ 6160-01-444-1208 80063 A3256344 COVER, BATTERY RETAINER 1
21 PAOZZ 5330-00-822-3691 81343 AS3578-021 O-RING, 1
PART OF ITEM 20
22 PAOZZ 5355-01-444-1232 80063 A3256351 KNOB, 1
PART OF ITEM 18
23 PAFZZ 5330-01-444-1227 80063 A3256356 PACKING, PREFORMED 1

END OF FIGURE

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Figure C-3. Eyepiece Assembly.

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(1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7)

ITEM SMR NATIONAL CAGE PART DESCRIPTION AND


NO. CODE STOCK NUMBER CODE NUMBER USABLE ON CODE (UOC) QTY

GROUP 0101 EYEPIECE ASSEMBLY

FIGURE C-3

1 PAFZZ 5855-01-261-5494 54490 5005838 RING, RETAINING, OPTI 1


2 PAFZZ 5330-00-551-8251 96906 AS3578-028 O-RING 1
3 PAFZZ 5855-01-380-9950 54490 5009547 MOUNT VIEWER 1
4 PAFZZ 6650-01-381-2117 54490 5009551 SCALE, DIOPTER 1
5 PAFZZ 5855-01-380-5100 54490 5009549 SNAP, EYEPIECE 1
6 PAFZZ 5855-01-380-5097 54490 5009550 RING, RETAINING 1
7 PAFZZ 4920-01-466-7891 80063 A3256354 RING RETAINING 1
EYEPIECE

END OF FIGURE

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Figure C-4. Headset Assembly.

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(1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7)

ITEM SMR NATIONAL CAGE PART DESCRIPTION AND


NO. CODE STOCK NUMBER CODE NUMBER USABLE ON CODE (UOC) QTY

GROUP 02 HEADSET ASSY

FIGURE C-4

1 PAOZZ 5340-01-306-9354 80063 A3144292 STRAPPING 1


2 PAOZZ 5855-01-297-7846 80063 A3144290 NECK PAD ASSEMBLY 1
3 PAOZZ 5340-01-360-1724 80063 A3144293 STRAP, WEBBING 1
4 PAOZZ 5855-01-297-7847 80063 A3144436 BROWPAD, ASSEMBLY, 1
THICK
5 PAOZZ 5855-01-355-8600 80063 A3144435 BROWPAD, ASSEMBLY, 1
MEDIUM
6 PAOZZ 5855-01-355-8599 80063 A3144280 BROWPAD, ASSEMBLY, THIN 1
7 PAOZZ 5855-01-283-2870 80063 A3144286 STRAP, HELMET 1

END OF FIGURE

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Section III. Special Tools List

Figure C-5. Special Tools.

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(1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7)

ITEM SMR NATIONAL CAGE PART DESCRIPTION AND


NO. CODE STOCK NUMBER CODE NUMBER USABLE ON CODE (UOC) QTY

GROUP 10 SPECIAL TOOLS

FIGURE C-5

1 PAFZZ 5120-01-175-7134 54490 5007644 WRENCH, LOCKING, RING 1


BOI: 1 PER UNIT
2 PAFZZ 5120-01-170-5088 54490 5003424 WRENCH, RETAINER, TUB 1
BOI: 1 PER UNIT
3 PAFZZ 5120-00-345-1406 19200 7597658 WRENCH, SPANNER 1
BOI: 1 PER UNIT
4 PEFFF 5855-01-246-6815 54490 5007665 DEVICE, PURGE 1
5 PAFZZ 5855-01-250-2359 54490 5007678 HOSE SET, VACUUM 1
6 PAFZZ 4820-01-250-2358 54490 5007667 HOUSING, IMAGE INTEN 1
7 PAFZZ 5855-01-250-2361 54490 5007693 CASE, CARRYING 1
8 PAFZZ 5855-01-151-4211 80063 SM-C-657451 PURGE ADAPTER 1
9 PAFZZ 6240-01-275-8080 80063 A3085081 LIGHT, INFRARED 1
TRANSMITTER

END OF FIGURE

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CROSS-REFERENCE INDEXES
NATIONAL STOCK NUMBER INDEX
STOCK NUMBER FIG. ITEM CAGEC PART NUMBER
5120-00-345-1406 C-5 3 19200 7597658
5305-00-409-4438 C-2 19 96906 MS16995-2B
5330-00-551-8251 C-2 11 96906 AS3578-028
5330-00-551-8251 C-3 2 96906 AS3578-028
5330-00-822-3691 C-2 21 96906 AS3578-021
5855-01-151-4211 C-5 8 80063 SM-C-657451
5855-01-151-4226 C-2 10 54490 5002569
5120-01-170-5088 C-5 2 54490 5003424
5120-01-175-7134 C-5 1 54490 5007644
5855-01-246-6815 C-5 4 54490 5007665
5930-01-246-8264 C-2 17 80063 A3144404
5855-01-246-8266 C-1 1 80063 A3144268
5855-01-246-8271 C-1 9 80063 A3144264
5855-01-246-8273 C-1 14 80063 A3144422
5855-01-250-2358 C-5 6 54490 5007679
5855-01-250-2359 C-5 5 54490 5007678
5855-01-250-2361 C-5 7 54490 5007693
5855-01-250-2431 C-1 4 80063 A3144267
5855-01-261-5494 C-2 12 54490 5005838
5855-01-261-5494 C-3 1 54490 5005838
5305-01-266-9341 C-2 14 80063 A3144315
6240-01-275-8080 C-5 9 80063 A3085081
5855-01-283-2870 C-4 7 80063 A3144286
5340-01-293-8675 C-1 13 81349 M5501/9-F23
5855-01-297-7846 C-4 2 80063 A3144290
5855-01-297-7847 C-4 4 80063 A3144436
5340-01-306-9354 C-4 1 80063 A3144292
5855-01-355-8599 C-4 6 80063 A3144280
5855-01-355-8600 C-4 5 80063 A3144435
5330-01-356-7219 C-2 15 80063 A3144316
5340-01-360-1724 C-4 3 80063 A3144293
5855-01-379-1410 C-1 10 54490 5009737
5855-01-380-5097 C-3 6 54490 5009550
5855-01-380-5100 C-3 5 54490 5009549
5855-01-380-9950 C-3 3 54490 5009547
6650-01-381-2117 C-3 4 54490 5009551
5855-01-381-6052 C-1 16 80063 A3187430
5340-01-397-6608 C-2 1 80063 A3144318
5855-01-398-4284 C-1 8 80063 A3187392
6160-01-444-1208 C-2 20 80063 A3256344
5305-01-444-1210 C-2 5 80063 A3256357
6650-01-444-1212 C-2 2 80063 A3256342
5330-01-444-1214 C-2 3 80063 A3144323
5965-01-444-1216 C-1 2 80063 A3256347
4920-01-466-7891 C-3 7 80063 A2356354

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CROSS-REFERENCE INDEXES
NATIONAL STOCK NUMBER INDEX – Continued
STOCK NUMBER FIG. ITEM CAGEC PART NUMBER
5855-01-444-1224 C-2 13 80063 A3256352
5855-01-444-1225 C-2 7 80063 A3144322
5330-01-444-1227 C-2 23 80063 A3256356
6650-01-444-1229 C-1 15 80063 A3256345
5855-01-444-1230 C-1 12 80063 A3256353
5855-01-444-1231 C-2 6 80063 A3256341
5355-01-444-1232 C-2 22 80063 A3256351
5855-01-444-1233 C-2 18 80063 A3256343
5855-01-444-3916 C-2 8 80063 A3256350
4020-01-446-8097 C-2 16 80063 A3144306
5340-01-446-8588 C-1 3 80063 A3256348
6035-01-447-8814 C-2 9 80063 A3256358
5855-01-448-8799 C-2 4 80063 A3256360
5340-01-451-7737 C-1 5 80063 A3260933
5855-01-457-2953 C-1 7 80063 A3256368
C-1 11 80063 A3256340
C-1 6 80063 A3264350

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CROSS-REFERENCE INDEXES
PART NUMBER INDEX
CAGEC PART NUMBER STOCK NUMBER FIG. ITEM
80063 A3085081 6240-01-275-8080 C-5 9
80063 A3144404 5930-01-246-8264 C-2 17
80063 A3144264 5855-01-246-8271 C-1 9
80063 A3144267 5855-01-250-2431 C-1 4
80063 A3144268 5855-01-246-8266 C-1 1
80063 A3144280 5855-01-355-8599 C-4 6
80063 A3144286 5855-01-283-2870 C-4 7
80063 A3144290 5855-01-297-7846 C-4 2
80063 A3144292 5340-01-306-9354 C-4 1
80063 A3144293 5340-01-360-1724 C-4 3
80063 A3144306 4020-01-446-8097 C-2 16
80063 A3144315 5305-01-266-9341 C-2 14
80063 A3144316 5330-01-356-7219 C-2 15
80063 A3144318 5340-01-397-6608 C-2 1
80063 A3144322 5855-01-444-1225 C-2 7
80063 A3144323 5330-01-444-1214 C-2 3
80063 A3144422 5855-01-246-8273 C-1 14
80063 A3144435 5855-01-355-8600 C-4 5
80063 A3144436 5855-01-297-7847 C-4 4
80063 A3187392 5855-01-398-4284 C-1 8
80063 A3187430 5855-01-381-6052 C-1 16
80063 A3256340 C-1 11
80063 A3256341 5855-01-444-1231 C-2 6
80063 A3256342 6650-01-444-1212 C-2 2
80063 A3256343 5855-01-444-1233 C-2 18
80063 A3256344 6160-01-444-1208 C-2 20
80063 A3256345 6650-01-444-1229 C-1 15
80063 A3256347 5965-01-444-1216 C-1 2
80063 A3256348 5340-01-446-8588 C-1 3
80063 A3256350 5855-01-444-3916 C-2 8
80063 A3256351 5355-01-444-1232 C-2 22
80063 A3256352 5855-01-444-1224 C-2 13
80063 A3256353 5855-01-444-1230 C-1 12
80063 A3256354 4920-01-466-7891 C3 7
80063 A3256356 5330-01-444-1227 C-2 23
80063 A3256357 5305-01-444-1210 C-2 5
80063 A3256358 6035-01-447-8814 C-2 9
80063 A3256360 5855-01-448-8799 C-2 4
80063 A3256368 5855-01-457-2953 C-1 7
80063 A3260933 5340-01-451-7737 C-1 5
80063 A3264350 C-1 6
81349 M5501/9-F23 5340-01-293-8675 C-1 13
96906 MS16995-2B 5305-00-409-4438 C-2 19
96906 AS3578-021 5330-00-822-3691 C-2 21
96906 AS3578-028 5330-00-551-8251 C-2 11

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PART NUMBER INDEX – Continued
CAGEC PART NUMBER STOCK NUMBER FIG. ITEM
96906 AS3578-028 5330-00-551-8251 C-3 2
80063 SM-C-657451 5855-01-151-4211 C-5 8
54490 5002569 5855-01-151-4226 C-2 10
54490 5003424 5120-01-170-5088 C-5 2
54490 5005838 5855-01-261-5494 C-2 12
54490 5005838 5855-01-261-5494 C-3 1
54490 5007665 5855-01-246-6815 C-5 4
54490 5007667 4820-01-250-2358 C-5 6
54490 5007678 5855-01-250-2359 C-5 5
54490 5007693 5855-01-250-2361 C-5 7
54490 5007644 5120-01-175-7134 C-5 1
54490 5009547 5855-01-380-9950 C-3 3
54490 5009549 5855-01-380-5100 C-3 5
54490 5009550 5855-01-380-5097 C-3 6
54490 5009551 6650-01-381-2117 C-3 4
54490 5009737 5855-01-379-1410 C-1 10
19200 7597658 5120-00-345-1406 C-5 3

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CROSS-REFERENCE INDEXES
FIGURE AND ITEM NUMBER INDEX
FIG. ITEM STOCK NUMBER CAGEC PART NUMBER
C-1 1 5855-01-246-8266 80063 A3144268
C-1 2 5965-01-444-1216 80063 A3256347
C-1 3 5340-01-446-8588 80063 A3256348
C-1 4 5855-01-250-2431 80063 A3144267
C-1 5 5340-01-451-7737 80063 A3260933
C-1 6 80063 A3264350
C-1 7 5855-01-457-2953 80063 A3256368
C-1 8 5855-01-398-4284 80063 A3187392
C-1 9 5855-01-246-8271 80063 A3144264
C-1 10 5855-01-379-1410 54490 5009737
C-1 11 80063 A3256340
C-1 12 5855-01-444-1230 80063 A3256353
C-1 13 5340-01-293-8675 81349 M5501/9-F23
C-1 14 5855-01-246-8273 80063 A3144422
C-1 15 6650-01-444-1229 80063 A3256345
C-1 16 5855-01-381-6052 80063 A3187430
C-2 1 5340-01-397-6608 80063 A3144318
C-2 2 6650-01-444-1212 80063 A3256342
C-2 3 5330-01-444-1214 80063 A3144323
C-2 4 5855-01-448-8799 80063 A3256360
C-2 5 5305-01-444-1210 80063 A3256357
C-2 6 5855-01-444-1231 80063 A3256341
C-2 7 5855-01-444-1225 80063 A3144322
C-2 8 5855-01-444-3916 80063 A3256350
C-2 9 6035-01-447-8814 80063 A3256358
C-2 10 5855-01-151-4226 54490 5002569
C-2 11 5330-00-551-8251 96906 AS3578-028
C-2 12 5855-01-261-5494 54490 5005838
C-2 13 5855-01-444-1224 80063 A3256352
C-2 14 5305-01-266-9341 80063 A3144315
C-2 15 5330-01-356-7219 80063 A3144316
C-2 16 4020-01-446-8097 80063 A3144306
C-2 17 5930-01-246-8264 80063 A3144404
C-2 18 5855-01-444-1233 80063 A3256343
C-2 19 5305-00-409-4438 96906 MS16995-2B
C-2 20 6160-01-444-1208 80063 A3256344
C-2 21 5330-00-822-3691 96906 AS3578-021
C-2 22 5355-01-444-1232 80063 A3256351
C-2 23 5330-01-444-1227 80063 A3256356
C-3 1 5855-01-261-5494 54490 5005838
C-3 2 5330-00-551-8251 96906 AS3578-028
C-3 3 5855-01-380-9950 54490 5009547
C-3 4 6650-01-381-2117 54490 5009551
C-3 5 5855-01-380-5100 54490 5009549
C-3 6 5855-01-380-5097 54490 5009550
C-3 7 4920-01-466-7891 80063 A3256354
C-4 1 5340-01-306-9354 80063 A3144292

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FIGURE AND ITEM NUMBER INDEX – Continued
FIG. ITEM STOCK NUMBER CAGEC PART NUMBER
C-4 2 5855-01-297-7846 80063 A3144290
C-4 3 5340-01-360-1724 80063 A3144293
C-4 4 5855-01-297-7847 80063 A3144436
C-4 5 5855-01-355-8600 80063 A3144435
C-4 6 5855-01-355-8599 80063 A3144280
C-4 7 5855-01-283-2870 80063 A3144286
C-5 1 5120-01-175-7134 54990 5007644
C-5 2 5120-01-170-5088 54490 5003424
C-5 3 5120-00-345-1406 19200 7597658
C-5 4 5855-01-246-6815 54490 5007665
C-5 5 5855-01-250-2359 54490 5007678
C-5 6 5855-01-250-2358 54490 5007679
C-5 7 5855-01-250-2361 54490 5007693
C-5 8 5855-01-151-4211 80063 SM-C-657451
C-5 9 6240-01-275-8080 80063 A3085081

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EXPENDABLE AND DURABLE ITEMS LIST

Section I. Introduction.

D-1 SCOPE

This appendix lists expendable and durable items that you will need to operate and maintain the
Monocular Night Vision Device (MNVD), AN/PVS-14. This listing is for information only and is not
authority to requisition the listed items. These items are authorized to you by CTA 50-970,
Expendable/Durable Items (Except Medical, Class V Repair Parts, and Heraldic Items) or CTA 8-100,
Army Medical Department Expendable/Durable Items.

D-2 EXPLANATION OF COLUMNS

a. Item Number (Column 1). This number is assigned to the entry in the listing for referencing when
required.

b. Level (Column 2). This column identifies the lowest level of maintenance that requires the item.

C — Operator/Crew
O — Unit Maintenance
F — Direct Support Maintenance
H — General Support Maintenance
D — Depot

c. National Stock Number (Column 3). This is the NSN assigned to the item; use it to requisition the
item.

d. Description (Column 4). Indicates the federal item name and, if required a description to identify
the item. The last line for each item indicates the Commercial and Government Entity Code (CAGEC)
in parenthesis followed by the part number.

e. Unit of Measure (U/M)/Unit of Issue (U/I) (Column 5). This measure is expressed by a two-
character alphabetical abbreviation (e.g., DA, IN, PR). If the unit of measure differs from the unit of
issue as shown in the Army Master Data File (AMDF), requisition the lowest unit of issue that will satisfy
your requirements.

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(1) (2) (3) (4) (5)

Item National Stock DESCRIPTION, CAGEC U/M


Number Level Number AND PART NUMBER U/I

1 F 6810-00-753-4993 ISOPROPYL ALCOHOL, TECHNICAL OZ


(81348) TTI735

2 O 9150-01-132-8871 LUBRICANT (SILICONE GREASE)

3 O 7930-00-926-5280 DETERGENT, GENERAL PURPOSE, BX


SPRAY NON-AMMONIA
(81348) P-D-1747

4 F 6830-01-265-4068 NITROGEN, TECHNICAL CF


(81348) BB-N-411

5 F 3439-00-552-9309 DISPENSER, ALCOHOL EA

6 O 7920-00-823-9773 TOWEL, SHOP MX


(81348) UU-T-595

7 O 6640-01-459-4239 PAPER, LENS PG


(81348) A-A50177
TYPE 1, CLASS 5

8 F 8030-01-390-7555 COMPOUND, SEALING BT


(05972) 42540

9 F 6830-00-602-2357 COMPRESSED AIR, TECHNICAL CN


(81348) BB-F-1421

10 F 6515-00-303-8250 APPLICATOR, DISPOSABLE, WOOD, PG


COTTON-TIPPED END, STERILE
(81348) GG-A-616

11 O 6230-01-259-4495 1 INCH AA FLASHLIGHT EA


(56654) 71011

12 F 8040-01-334-8284 EPOXY, ADHESIVE KT


(04963) DP-190

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APPENDIX E
ILLUSTRATED LIST OF MANUFACTURED ITEMS

Section I. Introduction.

a. This appendix includes complete instructions for making items authorized to be manufactured or
fabricated at the unit or direct support (DS) maintenance level. The black spot test stand is authorized
for Unit/DS.

b. A part number index in alphanumeric order is provided for cross-referencing the part number of
the item to be manufactured to the figure that covers fabrication criteria.

c. All bulk materials needed for manufacture of an item are listed by part number or specification
number in a tabular list on the illustration.

Section II. Manufactured Items Part Number Index.

Fig. Illus. Description Qty


No. No. NSN (Part Number, If Applicable) U/M Rqd

E-1 1 5855-01-305-8524 BLACK SPOT TARGET EA 1

E-1 2 N/A 1/2" PLYWOOD, 22 1/2" X 30 EA 1


(LOCAL PROCUREMENT)

E-1 3 N/A 1/2" PLYWOOD, 22 1/2" X 32" EA 1


(LOCAL PROCUREMENT)

E-1 4 N/A 3/4" PINE BOARD, 2" X 35 3/4" EA 2


WITH 31º MITER ENDS
(LOCAL PROCUREMENT)

E-1 5 N/A 3/4" PINE BOARD, 2" X 12 1/4" EA 2


(LOCAL PROCUREMENT)

E-1 6 N/A 3/4" PINE BOARD, 5" X 24" EA 1


(LOCAL PROCUREMENT)

E-1 7 N/A WOOD SCREWS, 3" EA 4


(LOCAL PROCUREMENT)

E-1 8 N/A WOOD SCREWS, 1 1/4" EA 18


(LOCAL PROCUREMENT)

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Figure E-1. Black Spot Test Stand.

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GLOSSARY

Section I. Abbreviations.

AMDF Army Master Data File


BOI Basis of Issue
CAGEC Commercial and Government Entity Code
cm Centimeters
CPC Corrosion Prevention and Control
CTA Common Table of Allowances
DA Department of the Army
DMWR Depot Modification Work Request
DRMO Defense Reutilization & Marketing Office
DS Direct Support
EIC End Item Code
EIR Equipment Improvement Recommendation
FM Field Manual
IR Infrared
lbs Pounds
LED Light-Emitting Diode
LIF Light Interference Filter
MAC Maintenance Allocation Chart
MCPDS Marine Corps Publication Distribution System
mm Millimeter
MNVD Monocular Night Vision Device
MTOE Modified Table of Organization and Equipment
N/A Not Applicable
NIIN National Item Identification Number
NSN National Stock Number
Pam Pamphlet
PASGT Personal Armor System Ground Troops
PCB Printed Circuit Board
PMCS Preventive Maintenance Checks and Services
POC Point of Contact
PQDR Product Quality Deficiency Report
psi Pounds per Square Inch
Qty Quantity
RA Return Authorization
RGA Return Goods Authorization
RPSTL Repair Parts and Special Tools List
Rqd Required
SF Standard Form
SMR Source, Maintenance and Recoverability
SRA Specialized Repair Activity
TAMMS The Army Maintenance Management System
TBD To Be Determined
TM Technical Manual
TMDE Test, Measurement, and Diagnostic Equipment
U/I Unit of Issue
U/M Unit of Measure
UOC Usable on Code
Vdc Volts, direct current

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Section II. Definitions of Unusual Terms.

BLACK SPOTS. These are cosmetic blemishes in the image intensifier of the monocular dirt or debris
between the lenses. No action is required if this condition is present unless the spots interfere with the
operator’s ability to view the outside scene or the ability to perform the mission.

BRIGHT SPOTS. These defects can appear in the image area of the MNVD. This condition is
caused by a flaw in the film on the microchannel plate. A bright spot is a small, nonuniform, bright area
that may flicker or appear constant. Bright spots usually go away when the light is blocked out and are
cosmetic blemishes that are signal induced. Not all bright spots make an image intensifier rejectable.
Remove the binocular from TS-3895A/UV test set ports (keeping the goggle connector attached) and
cup your hand over the lens to block out all light. If the bright spot remains, it is an emission point. If
the spot disappears, place the goggles back onto the test set and turn selector knob to HIGH LIGHT for
15 seconds and note the spot’s location. Turn selector knob to LOW LIGHT and wait another 15
seconds. If the spot disappears or is faintly visible, it is acceptable.
BROWPADS. Three hook-and-pile browpads are provided to adjust the headmount to fit different
head sizes. The thin browpad (large head) comes attached to the headmount and the thick (small
head) or medium browpads are stored in the carrying case.

CAUTION. Condition, practices, or procedures that must be observed to avoid damage to


equipment, destruction of equipment, or a long-term health hazard.

CHICKEN WIRE. An irregular pattern of dark thin lines in the field-of-view either throughout the
image area or in parts of the image area. Under worst case conditions, these lines will form hexagonal
or square-wave shaped lines.
DARK (OR DARK AREA). A place in which there is very little light. It does not mean total darkness.
Generally, this means conditions similar to a quarter-moon or starlit night.

DARK-ADAPTED. Having ones eye adjusted to the monocular’s output under low light conditions.
This takes at least 10 minutes. However, if you have just been exposed to bright sunlight, dark
adaptation will take longer.

DIOPTER. A unit of measure used to define eye correction. Adjustments to the diopter adjustment
will provide a clearer image in each eye.
EDGE GLOW. This is a defect in the image area of the MNVD. Edge glow is a bright area
(sometimes sparkling) in the outer portion of the viewing area.
ELEMENT. A collection of three vertical and three horizontal lines wherein the height and width of each
line and the distance between each line is identical. There are six elements in each group of the
resolution test pattern.

EMISSION POINT. A steady or fluctuating pinpoint of bright light in the image area and does not go
away when all light is blocked from the objective lens of the monocular. The position of an emission
point within the image area of the monocular does not move. An emission point should not be
confused with a point light source in the distance.

FIXED-PATTERN NOISE. This is a cosmetic blemish in the image area characterized by a faint
hexagonal (honeycomb) pattern throughout the viewing area that most often occurs at high light levels
or when viewing very bright lights. Fixed-pattern noise is inherent in the structure of the fiber optics and
can be seen in every image intensifier if the light level is high enough.

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FLASHING. This is a defect in the image area of the MNVD. The image appears to flicker or flash. If
there is more than one flicker, check for loose wires, loose cap, or weak batteries.

FLICKERING. See “flashing.”

GAIN. This is the number of times a night vision device amplifies light input.

HEADMOUNT. The adjustable cushioned headmount secures the monocular to the operator's head for
night viewing providing freehand support for use with a weapon, protective mask or other purposes.

IMAGE INTENSIFIER. An electro-optical device that detects and amplifies ambient light to produce a
visual image. It consists of a photocathode, microchannel plate, phosphor screen optic, and integral
power supply.
INFINITY FOCUS. Adjustment of the objective lens so that a distant object, such as a star or point
light on a distant tower, forms the sharpest image.
INTERMITTENT OPERATION. This is a defect in the image area of the MNVD. See “flashing”.
IR SOURCE. This is an IR Light Emitting Diode (LED). When turned on, the IR source provides
additional illumination to enhance existing light conditions used only for performing nearby tasks.
LIGHT INTERFERENCE FILTER (LIF). This is a light protection filter for the monocular. Use of this
filter will result in a slight reduction in system gain.

MICROCHANNEL PLATE. A current-multiplying optical disk that intensifies the electron image
produced by the photocathode.
NOTE. Essential information of special importance, interest, or aid in job performance.

OBJECTIVE LENS. This consists of an objective lens cell and an objective focus ring. It attaches to
the front of the monocular and adjusts for variations in distance to the viewed area or object.

PHOTOCATHODE. The input optic of an image intensifier that absorbs light energy and in turn
releases electrical energy in the form of an electron image.

SACRIFICIAL WINDOW. A replaceable sacrificial window is supplied to protect the objective lens
during operation in adverse conditions.

SCINTILLATION. A faint, random, sparkling effect throughout the image area. Scintillation is a
normal characteristic of the image intensifier and should not be confused with emission points.
Scintillation is more pronounced under low light conditions. Also called “video noise”.

SHADING. The viewed image should be a full circle. If shading is present, you will not see a fully
circular image. Shading is indicative of a dying photocathode and is caused by a defective vacuum
seal of the image intensifier. Shading is very dark and you cannot see an image through it.

WARNING. Conditions, practices, or procedures that must be observed to avoid personal injury or
loss of life.

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Subject Para
A
Abbreviations............................................................................................................................ Glossary
Adjustment
Monocular ..................................................................................................................................1-13
Headmount ................................................................................................................................1-13
Ambient light......................................................................................................................................1-1
Ambient temperature limits ..............................................................................................................1-12
Appendices
A – References ........................................................................................................................... A-1
B – Maintenance Allocation Chart (MAC) Army only ................................................................... B-1
C – Repair Parts and Special Tools List...................................................................................... C-1
D – Expendable and Durable Items List ...................................................................................... D-1
E – Illustrated List of Manufactured Items ................................................................................... E-1

B
Battery
AA size ......................................................................................................................................1-12
Alkaline ......................................................................................................................................1-12
Installation..................................................................................................................................2-14
Lithium .......................................................................................................................................1-12
Low battery Indicator..................................................................................................................1-15
Removal.....................................................................................................................................2-14
Voltage ......................................................................................................................................1-15
Battery cartridge
Installation..................................................................................................................................2-14
Removal.....................................................................................................................................2-14
Battery housing
Installation..................................................................................................................................3-14
Removal.....................................................................................................................................3-14
Black spots ..................................................................................................................3-11, Appendix E
Browpads ........................................................................................................................................1-10
Installation..................................................................................................................................2-15
Removal.....................................................................................................................................2-15

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Capabilities and features ................................................................................................................... 1-9


Carrying case ................................................................................................................ 1-10, 1-12, 2-11
Characteristics ................................................................................................................................. 1-9
Chinstrap
Installation ................................................................................................................................. 2-17
Removal .................................................................................................................................... 2-17
Collimator assembly
Installation ................................................................................................................................. 3-15
Removal .................................................................................................................................... 3-15
Common tools and equipment.................................................................................................... 2-1, 3-1
Compass................................................................................................................................ 1-10, 2-11
Components
Installation ................................................................................................................................. 2-11
Removal .................................................................................................................................... 2-11
Configuration of image intensifier .................................................................................................... 1-11
Corrosion prevention and control....................................................................................................... 1-8
Cross reference list, nomenclature ................................................................................ 1-5, Appendix C
Cross-Strap
Installation ................................................................................................................................. 2-18
Removal .................................................................................................................................... 2-18

Data
Electrical.................................................................................................................................... 1-12
Environmental ........................................................................................................................... 1-12
Equipment ................................................................................................................................. 1-12
Mechanical ....................................................................................................................... 1-12, 1-13
Optical ....................................................................................................................................... 1-12
Definition of unusual terms ....................................................................................................... Glossary
Demist shields................................................................................................................................. 1-10
Destruction of electronic materiel to prevent enemy use ................................................................... 1-3
Diopter ................................................................................................................................... 1-12, 1-13

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EIR ....................................................................................................................................................1-6
Electrical function.............................................................................................................................1-15
Electronic circuit functions ...............................................................................................................1-15
Environmental Data .........................................................................................................................1-12
Equipment
Characteristics, capabilities and features ..................................................................................... 1-9
Data ...........................................................................................................................................1-12
Description................................................................................................................................. 1-10
Expendable and durable items list ........................................................................................Appendix D
Eye relief .........................................................................................................................................1-13
Eyecups...........................................................................................................................................2-11
Eyepiece lens
Focus.........................................................................................................................................1-12
Function .....................................................................................................................................1-14
Installation..................................................................................................................................3-12
Removal.....................................................................................................................................3-12
Repair ........................................................................................................................................3-12

F
Field-of-view ....................................................................................................................................1-12
Filter (See LIF)
Forms
DA 2404......................................................................................................................................1-7
DA 2407......................................................................................................................................1-7
DA Pam 25-30 ......................................................................................................................1-2, 2-5
DA Pam 738-750 .........................................................................................................................1-2
DD 1149......................................................................................................................................1-7
DRMS 1930 ..............................................................................................................................3-21
SF 364 .........................................................................................................................................2-5
SF 368 .........................................................................................................................................1-6

G
Gain control .....................................................................................................................................1-10
H
Headmount/Helmet mount adapter ....................................................................................... 1-10, 2-11
Headmount .............................................................................................................................1-10, 2-11
Helmet mount .........................................................................................................................1-10, 2-11
High Light
Cut-Off .......................................................................................................................................1-15
Resolution test ....................................................................................................................2-10, 3-9

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I, J

Illustrated list of manufactured items .................................................................................... Appendix E


Image intensifier
Inspection criteria for proper image intensifier operation.............................................................. 2-8
Installation ................................................................................................................................. 3-15
Configuration ............................................................................................................................. 1-11
Removal .................................................................................................................................... 3-15
Shipping .................................................................................................................................... 3-22
Infinity focus adjustment .................................................................................................................. 3-13
Installation................................................................................................................................ 2-6, 2-11
IR illumination.................................................................................................................................. 1-15
IR Spot/Flood ......................................................................................................................... 1-10, 2-11

K
Knob
Power switch .................................................................................................................... 1-13, 2-12
Installation ...................................................................................................................... 1-13, 2-12
Removal ......................................................................................................................... 1-13, 2-12
Gain control .................................................................................................................... 1-13, 2-13
Installation ...................................................................................................................... 1-13, 2-13
Removal ......................................................................................................................... 1-13, 2-13

LED ................................................................................................................................................. 1-14


Lens cap ................................................................................................................................ 1-10, 2-11
LIF.......................................................................................................................................... 1-10, 2-11
Location and description of major components................................................................................ 1-10
Low-battery indicator ....................................................................................................................... 1-15
Low light resolution test............................................................................................................ 2-10, 3-9
Lubrication requirements ................................................................................................................. 2-22

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MTOE ...............................................................................................................................................3-1
Magnet, Metal Helmet Mount
Installation..................................................................................................................................2-20
Removal.....................................................................................................................................2-20
Maintenance
Allocation Chart (MAC) ............................................................................................2-2, Appendix B
Forms, records, and reports .....................................................................................1-2, Appendix A
Major components, location and description ....................................................................................1-10
Manufactured items, illustrated list of .................................................................................... Appendix E
Mechanical data...............................................................................................................................1-12
Mechanical functions .......................................................................................................................1-13
Monocular........................................................................................................................................1-10
Monocular housing ..........................................................................................................................3-18
Installation..................................................................................................................................3-18
Removal.....................................................................................................................................3-18

Neck cord ........................................................................................................................................2-11


Neck pad
Installation..................................................................................................................................2-16
Removal.....................................................................................................................................2-16
Nomenclature ....................................................................................................................................1-5

O
Objective lens
Focus.........................................................................................................................................1-12
Infinity Focus Adjustment ...........................................................................................................3-16
Installation..................................................................................................................................3-16
Operation ...................................................................................................................................1-14
Removal.....................................................................................................................................3-12
Operating temperature.....................................................................................................................1-12
Operational checks ..........................................................................................................................3-20
Operator adjustment limits ...............................................................................................................1-12
Optical
Check ........................................................................................................................................2-10
Data ...........................................................................................................................................1-12
Optical functions ..............................................................................................................................1-14

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P, Q
Packing .................................................................................................................................. 2-23, 3-21
PMCS table ....................................................................................................................................... 2-7
Power
Source....................................................................................................................................... 1-15
Switch........................................................................................................................................ 1-15
Preparation for storage or shipment .................................................................................................. 1-4
Preparation for using TS-3895A/UV .................................................................................................. 3-8
Purging............................................................................................................................................ 3-19

R
References........................................................................................................................... Appendix A
Refinishing (See Repainting)
Repainting and refinishing requirements ......................................................................................... 2-21
Repair parts................................................................................................................................ 2-3, 3-3
Reporting equipment improvement recommendation ........................................................................ 1-6
RPSTL ................................................................................................................................ Appendix C
Resolution check using TS-4348/UV test set................................................................................... 2-10
Resolution testing using TS-3895A/UV test set ................................................................................. 3-9

S
Sacrificial window ................................................................................................................... 1-10, 2-11
Scope ....................................................................................................................................... 1-1, 3-6
Service upon receipt of materiel ................................................................................................. 2-5, 3-5
Site and shelter requirements..................................................................................................... 2-4, 3-4
Shipment, preparation for ....................................................................................... 1-4, 2-23, 3-21, 3-22
Shipping and storage case ..................................................................................................... 1-10, 1-12
Special tools, TMDE, and support equipment......................................................... 2-2, 3-2, Appendix C
Storage, preparation for ................................................................................................ 2-23, 3-21, 3-22
Storage temperature ....................................................................................................................... 1-12

T, U, V
Temperature limits........................................................................................................................... 1-12
Tethering Cord ................................................................................................................................ 1-10
Test Set
TS-3895A/UV ....................................................................................................................... 3-8, 3-9
TS-4348/UV............................................................................................................................... 2-10
Tools
Common......................................................................................................................... Appendix B
Special ........................................................................................................................... Appendix C
Troubleshooting
Direct Support ............................................................................................................................. 3-7
Electrical.................................................................................................................................... 3-10
Table ........................................................................................................................................... 3-7
Unit.............................................................................................................................................. 2-9
3X Magnifier .............................................................................................................................. 1-10

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TM 11-5855-306-23&P
TM 10271A-23&P/2
Subject Para

W, X, Y, Z
Warranty information .........................................................................................................................1-7
Weight ................................................................................................................................... Monocular
1-12
Shipping and storage case.........................................................................................................1-12
Weapon mount .......................................................................................................................1-10, 2-11
Zero diopter, setting.........................................................................................................................3-13

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THE METRIC SYSTEM AND EQUIVALENTS
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